Waterman IDEAL 0552 Senior Gold Overlay Filigree Basket Pen

Original price was: £ 700.Current price is: £ 620.

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Waterman IDEAL 0552 fountain pen

– Senior long bold pen of overall length 5-3/8 inches

– waterman 18k gold fountain pen – 18k gold filled overlay with filigree basket pattern

– Antique grade

– Not personalization – highly sought after

– ‘IDEAL’ Globe Embossed on Lever Bar and pocket clip

– Lever filler

– Waterman exclusive fountain pen


Up here is a vintage Waterman’s IDEAL 0552 fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1900s.

This is the senior version of the series, large bold pen 5-3/8 inches capped length.

The pen is in ANTIQUE GRADE, of age more than a hundred years. Yet the condition is nice, very rare to find in the market.

The pen set is in nice condition, with 18K gold filled overlay on black hard rubber. The overlay is in filigree basket pattern, very nice only some minor wears due to age.

The imprint on the body is crisp; with ‘WATERMAN’S’ embossed on cap. The trademark ‘IDEAL’ globe are embossed on side lever and pocket clip.

The pen is fitted with a Waterman’s 14ct solid gold nib, semi-flexible nib writing smooth medium line.

A new sac is fitted, and the lever filling system is in nice condition. The pen been serviced and tested for its full functionality.

This Waterman’s is a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of craftsmanship. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or for someone special.

The Waterman Pen Company was established in 1883 in New York City by Lewis Waterman. Waterman’s improvement on basic pen design and aggressive marketing played a vital role in making the fountain pen a mass-market object. The essential novelty of Waterman’s first fountain pens was the feed, for which his first pen-related patent was granted in 1884. By 1899, Lewis Waterman opened a factory in Montreal was was offering a variety of designs.

Waterman’s opened subsidiaries in Europe to meet international demand. A Waterman Fountain pen won the Medal of Excellence at the 1900 Paris World Exposition. In 1901, upon Waterman’s death, his nephew took the business overseas and increased sales to 350,000 pens per year.

Waterman’s fountain pen was extremely desirable. The Treaty of Versailles was signed using a solid gold Waterman pen, by Prime Minister David Lloyd George.

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Additional information



Country Manufactured



18K gold filled, gold filled

Capped length

5-3/8 inches

Date Manufactured

Circa 1900s

Filler Type

Lever filler


full functionality and working order, serviced


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