Lot 197 of 594:
PARKER No. 46 Abalone & Mother-of-Pearl TAPER CAP Fountain Pen, c.1906  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - unsold
$6,000 - $8,000

PARKER: No. 46 Taper Cap Eyedropper Fountain Pen, Abalone and Mother-of-Pearl Panels, Gold-Filled Repoussé, Rare


United States




A rare and spectacular Parker No. 46 eyedropper-filler fountain pen, alternating abalone and mother-of-pearl panels, gold-filled highly-repoussé snail patterned taper cap, cap rim inscribed: "PARKER FOUNTAIN PEN / PAT. 6-30-91. 1-3-06". 162mm. Circle-vent Parker nib marked "45", slight to medium flex. Excellent condition, cartouche engraved "Ada M. Sacks" in a lovely Edwardian script, no blemishes or flaws, impeccable. 

-Lambrou, Andreas. Fountain Pens of the World. [Epping: 2005]. See pp. 62-63.
-See also: "An Era of Elegance: Taper-Cap Fountain Pens" by Glen B. Bowen, The Pennant, Spring 2018 issue, Vol. XXXVI, No. 1, p. 30 for a similar example of this rare and lovely masterpiece.

Lot Amendments


Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. For international shipments are preferred carrier is FedEx..For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.