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William Morris Compton Ballpoint Pen

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Price: $35.00
Member Price: $31.50

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Description

An enduring design from the firm of William Morris (British, 18341896), the wallpaper Compton 1896 is typical of the lavish botanical patterns pervading Morriss aesthetic. Our pen is based on Compton, a wallpaper design created by John Henry Dearle (British, 18601932), Morriss chief designer, in 1896. This design is featured on our ballpoint pen.

Ballpoint, black ink, medium point type, 1mm tip. Twist action. Brass barrel and clip with printed lacquer and gold overlay. 5 1/4''L. Gift boxed.

Refillable. Uses Schmidt P900 or standard Parker refill.

  • Brass barrel and clip with printed lacquer and gold overlay
  • Refillable. Uses Schmidt P900 or standard Parker refill
  • Twist action
  • Ballpoint
  • Black ink, medium point type, 1mm tip
  • Gift boxed
  • 5 1/4''L

Art History

A talented writer, designer, and administrator, William Morris (British, 18341896) was one of the most influential figures of the British Victorian era. Morris and his lifelong friend and creative partner Edward Burne- Jones were fascinated by the exploits of King Arthur and the writings of Chaucer. Not only did the two artists look to medieval art and architecture for decorative ideas, but they also saw the structure of the medieval guilds as a model for their creative enterprises. In 1861, they and others founded the interior design firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. Calling themselves fine art workmen, they deliberately broke down the modern barrier between fine and decorative art, and established an equivalent to the cooperative guilds of the Middle Ages. The firm designed and produced a full range of household objects including stained glass, metalwork, furniture, and textiles. In 1875, the original partnership dissolved, and the firm was reorganized as Morris & Company under Morriss sole direction. In the next decades, Morris & Co. prospered both artistically and commercially, as its remarkable range of domestic and ecclesiastical furnishings and renowned craftsmanship made it a household name.

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Description

An enduring design from the firm of William Morris (British, 18341896), the wallpaper Compton 1896 is typical of the lavish botanical patterns pervading Morriss aesthetic. Our pen is based on Compton, a wallpaper design created by John Henry Dearle (British, 18601932), Morriss chief designer, in 1896. This design is featured on our ballpoint pen.

Ballpoint, black ink, medium point type, 1mm tip. Twist action. Brass barrel and clip with printed lacquer and gold overlay. 5 1/4''L. Gift boxed.

Refillable. Uses Schmidt P900 or standard Parker refill.





  • Brass barrel and clip with printed lacquer and gold overlay
  • Refillable. Uses Schmidt P900 or standard Parker refill
  • Twist action
  • Ballpoint
  • Black ink, medium point type, 1mm tip
  • Gift boxed
  • 5 1/4''L




Art History

A talented writer, designer, and administrator, William Morris (British, 18341896) was one of the most influential figures of the British Victorian era. Morris and his lifelong friend and creative partner Edward Burne- Jones were fascinated by the exploits of King Arthur and the writings of Chaucer. Not only did the two artists look to medieval art and architecture for decorative ideas, but they also saw the structure of the medieval guilds as a model for their creative enterprises. In 1861, they and others founded the interior design firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. Calling themselves fine art workmen, they deliberately broke down the modern barrier between fine and decorative art, and established an equivalent to the cooperative guilds of the Middle Ages. The firm designed and produced a full range of household objects including stained glass, metalwork, furniture, and textiles. In 1875, the original partnership dissolved, and the firm was reorganized as Morris & Company under Morriss sole direction. In the next decades, Morris & Co. prospered both artistically and commercially, as its remarkable range of domestic and ecclesiastical furnishings and renowned craftsmanship made it a household name.


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