This beautiful 15ct gold antique Sampson & Mordan propelling pencil is a fine collector's piece, and an all round exquisite example of Victorian craftsmanship.
Mordan & Sampson, inventor of these 'must have' objet's de vertue, first patented their pencils in 1822 and they were destined to become the most fashionable accessory of the Victorian age!
Elegant and practical this is a super example of one of those pencils. Machine turned engraving in a quilted pattern covers every inch and the top is set with a white chalcedony seal which screws off to store the spare pencil leads that are inside. Perfectly engineered a slider pushes up and down to protract and retract the gold nozzle that unscrews to refill the pencil lead. There is a piece of size 0.90mm currently in there.
A gold detachable collar and loop finish this antique Sampson & Mordan pencil should you wish to wear it as a pendant. Such a versatile piece, perfect for layering with other antique pendants or displaying on a desk this beautiful 15ct gold Victorian accessory will make a lavish gift for a writer friend or loved one!
MATERIALS: 15ct gold
MEASUREMENTS: fully protracted it measures 4" (10.3cm) long, retracted 3-1/4" (8.3cm), 15ct gold jump ring 5mm diameter
HALLMARKS: stamped 'S Mordan & Co' on the top and ''H' on the nozzle. Not marked for metal content and we have acid tested and verified this piece is 15ct gold
WEIGHT: 7.5 grams
DATE: Victorian, circa 1900
CONDITION: in very, very good antique condition with minimal wear, it's in perfect working order and the engraved detailing still crisp and fresh.
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Materials: 15ct Gold, Chalcedony.