Antique Victorian Hallmarked Solid Silver Propelling Pencil (Francis Webb 1893)

Antique Victorian Hallmarked Solid Silver Propelling Pencil (Francis Webb 1893)

SKU: 0049

Antique late Victorian solid sterling silver propelling pencil. Hexagonal shaped body with beautiful bright cut hand chased foliate decoration around the outside & a vacant cartouche on the side. A raised plain stepped band at the bottom & a removable screw top tapering end with foliate decoration & an inset bloodstone gemstone cap in the end. Inside the top end is a small compartment to store spare leads. A repousse centre sliding band in the middle that extends & retracts the pencil tip. The propelling pencil has a twist action tip which extends & retracts the pencil lead mechanism. Both the mechanisms are in excellent working order. The pencil come complete with a pencil lead in the tip. The pencil is fully hallmarked on the side of the body.  lovely collectors item.


Lead Size

VS = 1.5mm


Assay Office







Francis Webb

Pencil Case Works, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham

Francis Webb Ltd (after 1907)




10.2 grams



Length 94mm (closed)



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


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