Early Antique Victorian Sampson Mordan Solid Silver Propelling Pencil, 1843

Early Antique Victorian Sampson Mordan Solid Silver Propelling Pencil, 1843

SKU: 0023

Description

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

London

 

Date

1843

 

Maker

Sampson Mordan & Co

City Road & Regent Street, London, England.

 

 

Weight

18.9 grams

 

Dimensions

Length 95mm (closed)

 

Condition.

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. 

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