This absolutely adorable antique 15 carat solid gold pendant fob a fully functioning mechanical pencil. It would have been worn by a Victorian lady on a necklace or a long guard chain so it is delightfully decorative.
The long tubular pendant features a sliding turquoise set band that moves up and down to reveal the pencil lead housing and the top has a collar with a soldered jump ring to attach to a chain. The sides are engraved in a feathered pattern with an orange blossom embossed finial at the top that is set with a foiled citrine stone uncarved seal. A wonderful unique gift for a writer friend, a graduation and looks perfect when layered with other antique pendants!
We have added a new 18" (46cm) gold vermeil (gold plated sterling silver) Belcher chain for wear as a pendant. Our chains are manufactured in the Italy and are high quality and fully hallmarked. With its elegant round links the Belcher or rolo chain is one of the most enduring antique chain styles still available today, perfect for wear with these antique pendants.
MATERIALS: 15ct yellow gold, acid tested
GEMSTONES: Turquoise, natural citrine, Presidium tested
MEASUREMENTS: Pendant 1-5/8" (2" extended)
MARKS: None visible
WEIGHT: 2.5 grams (pendant only)
DATE: 1880, Victorian
CONDITION: Excellent condition with minimal wear, no dents or dings and the slider in perfect working order, please see photos. The pencil will need lead if you want to use it.
At Mercy Madge we offer distinctive and unique antique jewelry in our carefully curated shop. Each piece is hand selected by us for you. We rarely come across two identical old treasures, once they are gone, they are truly gone!
Victorian 15ct Gold Pencil Pendant. Gold & Turquoise Gem Set Mechanical Pencil Chatelaine Fob. Antique Victorian Jewelry Gift