Saturday, May 5, 2012

A. T. Cross: Enameled Ringtops

Jim Rouse also had a group of nice hand-painted enameled ringtops, probably intended as ladies' pencils:

I knew that Sheaffer and Waterman offered similarly hand-painted ringtops, but these were the first that I'd seen by Cross.  The three on the right are all marked with the "Alwrite" trademark.  From what I recall, the one on the left is marked AXT:

The enamel on all four of these is just flawless:

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