Early Antique Victorian Sampson Mordan Solid Silver Propelling Pencil, 1843

Early Antique Victorian Sampson Mordan Solid Silver Propelling Pencil, 1843

SKU: 0023


An early antique Victorian solid sterling silver propelling pencil. Hexagonal shaped fluted body with engine turned & straight line & dot decoration around the outside of the body. At the bottom end is a band decorated with an acanthus leaf design around the outside. At the top is a nicely shaped repousse decorated removable screw top, with a band of matching acanthus leaves design underneath. Inside the top is a small revolver/pepperpot compartment for storing spare leads. On the end is an inset shield shaped milky jade gemstone cap seal. In the centre is a sliding band decorated in a matching acanthus leaf design which extends & retracts the internal pencil mechanism which is in complete working order. The pencil has a twist action tip which would extend & retract the pencil lead mechanism, unfortunately although the internal pin is intact the mechanism is not working so the pin does not extend or retract. Although this is the case a pencil lead can be put in the tip & the pencil can used to wright which I have done. I have also put two spare leads in the top compartment. The pencil is marked on the side of the body with the makers mark & is fully hallmarked on the other side. A nice quality early Sampson Mordan example. Lovely collectors item.



Lead Size

M = 1.0mm


Assay Office







Sampson Mordan & Co

City Road & Regent Street, London, England.




18.9 grams



Length 95mm (closed)



Excellent condition with no dings or dents & no acanthus leaf damage. There is just the pencil lead mechanism that is not working as explained above but this does not stop the pencil being used. 


    UK Delivery

    Is included in the above price for this item. If you would like to purchase more than one item, please contact us for a price.


    International Delivery

    Please contact us for a price.


    We offer a 14 day money back guarantee. Please see the info page for full details.