Snake Pens – a symbol of wealth and status
Pen-makers around the world have often entwined snakes around the barrels and caps of their pens to symbolise wealth and status. Indeed, some of the world’s most sought-after and expensive pens are ‘Snake Pens’, with an 1888-98 Waterman Sterling Silver 3 Snake Pen selling at Bonham’s in 2013 for $37,500! Henry too has long been fascinated by Snake pens, creating his first one from a tracing he made of a vintage USA Heath pen overlay, and now this exquisite Henry Simpole Gold Overlay Snake Pen.
The Henry Simpole Gold Overlay Snake Pen, like that vintage Waterman, also has genuine emeralds as eyes. The body of the pen is in high density black acrylic which makes a striking combination with the richness of the gold.
The nature of the work involved in making the solid 18ct gold overlay using the 6000 year-old ‘lost-wax’ process means that the Henry Simpole gold Overlay Snake Pen with Emeralds can never be mass produced. Each one is made to order and you should allow up to 6 weeks for delivery.
Certificate of Authenticity
Each Henry Simpole Gold Overlay Snake Pen is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Henry, together with an 8-page booklet about his life and the ancient Egyptian techniques used to create each overlay.
Each pen features an 18ct gold nib available in either Fine, Medium or Broad widths to suit your handwriting style.