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This exquisite Townsend fountain pen pays tribute to The Year of the Dog, the eleventh sign in the Chinese Zodiac. The luxurious silhouette is manufactured by hand with a luxurious black lacquer finish, inlayed with 23k gold details, surrounded by 23K gold plated trims and crowned with a stunning red Swarovski® crystal. The nib of the fountain pen is built from solid 23K gold, designed to produce an extraordinary writing experience. Following more than a century of tradition and expert craftsmanship, this fountain pen makes an unforgettable writing companion.

  • Manufactured from high-quality metal with a stunning black lacquer finish
  • Inlayed with 23K gold in traditional Chinese Zodiac style
  • Complete with 23K gold plated appointments
  • Crowned with a red Swarovski® crystal
  • Fitted with a medium 18K solid gold nib
  • Size: 15cm long x 1.1cm diameter
  • Weight: Approx 35g
  • Includes two black ink cartridges and ink converter for use with bottled ink
  • Supplied in a luxury Cross gift box with a Year of the Dog pen stand
  • Covered by the Cross lifetime warranty against mechanical failure

Year of the Dog:

1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Those born under the eleventh sign of the Chinese Zodiac are known to possess the best traits in human nature – they are loyal, authentic, warm, affable, brave, and big-hearted.


Brand Cross
Nib Size Medium
Model Townsend
Ink Colour Black
Finish Year of the Dog
Type Fountain Pen
Trim Gold
Engraveable No

Cross Townsend Fountain Pen - Year of the Dog (Special Edition)


RRP: £308.00 - Save 11%

Availability: In stock


An exquisite fountain pen honoring the eleventh sign in the Chinese Zodiac, handcrafted with a stunning black lacquer finish complete with an authentic 23k gold inlaid design and matching trims. Fitted with a solid 18k gold nib.

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Nib ChoicesNib Choices

Choice of nib sizes

Everybody has their own unique writing style, however most pens are sold with only the most popular nibs fitted. Here at The Online Pen Company we wanted to change that, so now we offer every available nib size on each pen.

We simply remove the nib thats already on the pen, and refit with the exact same nib but in your preferred size.

The process is nice and simple

  • 1. Choose your pen
  • 2. Use the drop down menu on the product page to select your nib size, if anything has a number of days delivery next to it, thats because it might take us a little while longer to get that specific nib.
  • 3. Add the product to the basket, and continue shopping.

If you want the standard nib on your pen, but want a spare in a different size then we also sell nibs on their own. Please see our replacement fountain pen nibs page

Gift WrapGift Wrap

Gift Wrapping

For those that don't have the time, can't do it or simply want the luxury touch, we offer a professional gift wrapping service here at The Online Pen Company.

Our gift wrapping consists of beautiful two-sided wrapping paper with a burgundy exterior and a golden interior. Each item is then wrapped individually, and then tied with a golden bow. The wrapping is then finished with a personalised handwritten message card, which is attached to the corner of your item.

The process to have your item gift wrapped is nice and simple

  • 1. Choose your pen
  • 2. Use the drop down menu on the product page to add gift wrapping to your item, and then use the next menu that appears to add a personalised message.
  • 3. Add the product to the basket, and continue shopping.

For more information, please see our gift wrap page

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