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Antique Silver and 18ct Gold Propelling Pencil Pendant with 18" Chain - c.1890

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SKU: 1236


This beautiful antique propelling pencil is crafted from Sterling Silver and 18ct Rose Gold, with a gorgeous swirling foliate design. And it comes complete with a new solid Silver 18" curb chain so you can wear it or gift it straight away. 

Circa 1890, this pencil is an amazing example of how the Victorians turned everyday things into mobile items they could carry around with ease, simply by miniaturizing them and adding them to a chain or chatelaine.  Simply twist the pendant anti-clockwise at the bottom and the hidden pencil will appear! Ingenius!

It comes with the Silver chain as previously mentioned, but this is a very lovely, versatile piece and looks fabulous with Rose Gold too. This unique and stylish antique pendant is a great conversation starter, and will make a welcome addition to any vintage or antiques enthusiast.

ERA:  Victorian (1837-1901)

MEASUREMENTS: The pendant is 5.5cm closed and 63mm when opened, and 6mm wide.
Weight: Pendant alone is 7.8g
Resizing available on request - just send us a message to enquire!

MATERIALS: Propelling pencil is Silver and 18ct Rose Gold, chain is solid Sterling Silver.

HALLMARKS: None present. Tests as Sterling Silver and 18ct Rose Gold.  

Antique Silver propelling pencil is a unique piece of history that you can enjoy today! It's in lovely ready to wear condition with a sturdy 18ct Rose Gold jump ring, suitable for daily wear. The Sterling Silver chain is a new addition so you can wear this piece with confidence, and the propelling mechanism works perfectly.

There is a slight area of damage to be aware of, so if you wish to use the pencil itself you'll need to so so with care. When the propelling pencil is unfurled you will see a small split near the bottom of the carbon, where you would put pressure to write. This is undoubtedly the result of a previous owners over-zealous writing! Nevertheless, even with this imperfection it makes a super stylish, elegant pendant necklace that you'll wear and wear.


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