Antique Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil with Acanthus Leaves, c1890

Antique Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil with Acanthus Leaves, c1890

SKU: 0752


A fine quality antique sterling silver propelling pencil probably made by Sampson Mordan. Hexagonal shaped body with engine turned & straight line decoration along the length & acanthus leaf decoration at the bottom & the top end. On the top end is a removable repousse decorated tapering screw cap seal with an inset agate stone in a shield shape. Inside the top of the pencil is a revolver/pepperpot spare lead compartment. At the centre of the pencil is a sliding band decorated with matching acanthus leaves that extends & retracts the internal pencil tip. When the tip is turned the internal pencil lead mechanism extends & retracts. Both mechanisms are in complete working order & the pencil comes complete with a lead in the tip. Unmarked but has been tested to confirm it is made of sterling silver & due to the design it is most probably made by Sampson Mordan around 1890. lovely collectors item.



14 grams



Closed 97mm

Open 122mm



Excellent condition with light surface marks that are consistent with genuine age, use & polishing. There are no dings or dents.


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