This was not an official Parker pen, as far as I’ve been able to research. I do know that personalization as ornate and precious as this was not unknown in the early 20th century.
The barrel and cap have been covered with elaborate repoussÃ© work in sterling silver.
The sterling silver makes the Duofold Junior’s gold clip and band look opulent, not simple.
The silver is hallmarked. Everything about the overlay is crisp, and the high points don’t show much wear. This pen wasn’t used often.
I wonder about the owner, and if the pen had been a gift. I wish I knew. A pen this beautiful deserves a story to remember.
The nib is a medium-ish fine, with a little flex. Not bad for a Parker.
Thanks to this pen, I realized I like flowers. Floral patterns on pens have been around for ages. They were never biased towards the female market, unlike today, when flowers on mass-market packaging automatically register as female. This might or might not explain the hilarious backlash against Bic for Her.