SOLD! for $660.00.
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Three (3) pens, including Louis Tamis, Montblanc, and two (2) metal pencils, 5 items total. 1st item: Louis Tamis 14K yellow gold bamboo style pen, likely c. 1940s as it does not bear the Tiffany mark found on later Tamis pens in this style. 4 1/8" L. 22.5 grams. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) Montblanc Meisterstuck pens, including a fountain pen marked No. 14, and a Pix retractable ball point pen, each 5 1/4" L. Mid/late 20th century. 4th-5th items: Two (2) gold-tone metal pencils, 4-5" L. Mid 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the South's most prestigious charity events–the Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland. A graduate of Nashville's Parmer School, Ward Belmont and Vanderbilt University, she worked briefly for the Tennessean newspaper and later for Tiffany & Co., where she managed corporate accounts for more than twenty years and later served on the board of directors. Mrs. Dudley was also a member of the International Best Dressed List. In 1963 she was the founding chairman of The Swan Ball, now the nation's longest running charity ball. She also chaired the Tiffany Feather Ball in New York from 1981-1991, the ball benefiting the Palm Beach Cancer Society in the 1970s (featuring entertainer Bob Hope), and in England, a ball at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for the historic castle's roof. CONDITION: 1st item: Good condition; non functional with a few small dents and red residue, possibly nail polish, to tip, which we have not attempted to remove. 2nd-3rd items: Overall good condition with light wear; miniscule chip to cap of fountain pen. 4th-5th items: Wear, light oxidation, overall good condition.