Once worn on a chatelaine or pocket watch chain this rare Victorian sterling silver miniature margin ruler is now a unique antique pendant that you can wear and adore!
Decorated in blue enamel lines of measurement this charming miniature ruler would have been used to measure 1" margins when writing letters and it served double duty as a mechanical pencil although part of the nozzle inside is missing, so sadly you can't insert lead and use it to write with anymore.
The ruler is semicircular in shape with a hinged stirrup style bale at the top that has a heavy duty jump ring so it will happily attach to your favorite necklace chain, wonderful for layering with necklaces or wearing alone as a fun signature piece. A fab fob to attach to a watch chain this unusual silver accessory will make a unique gift for the budding writer! Please note the chain shown is not included with purchase
MATERIALS: sterling silver, blue enamel
MEASUREMENTS: pendant 1-5/8" (4cm) tall measured from top to bottom, ruler part 1" (2.54cm) and 3/8" (1cm) wide. Jump ring 7.5mm
HALLMARKS: none, acid tested and confirmed sterling silver
WEIGHT: 4.4 grams
DATE: circa 1900, Victorian/Edwardian
CONDITION: in very good antique condition with light surface wear commensurate with age , as mentioned the mechanical pencil part is non-functioning
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Materials: Sterling Silver, Blue Enamel.