A souvenir of Chartres, France, this wonderful carved and turned bone dip pen / letter opener has a crest of Chartres pinned to the blade on the eraser end and marked "Chartres" in script. A stanhope lens is housed in the handle showing 4 different pictures of attractions in Chartres with perfect clarity. Below the lens, the handle is intricately carved with a symmetrical hole design. This dip pen is complete and in excellent condition.
CHARTRES (4 views)
STATUE DE MARCEAU
PLACE ET COLONNE MARCEAU
PLACE CHATELET LA CATHEDRALE
City of Chartres, France Introduction
An easy day trip from Paris, Chartres (pop. 39,000) is the site of one of Europe's best-known cathedrals. It was constructed in pure Gothic style in a span of just 31 years (1194-1225). The cathedral is renowned for the quality and brilliance of its stained-glass windows, which in recent years have been cleaned and restored. Chartres sits atop a small hill, so the soaring cathedral can be seen from the distance. 55 mi/90 km southwest of Paris.