A Silver Plated & Gilt Metal Propelling Pencil


Origin: English
Period: Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1950
Compact Length: 4 inches
Extended Length: 5 inches
Maximum Width: 0.5 inches

The octagonal shaft with an all over lattice design, with a beaded gilt metal slide to propel the pencil, and a similar gilt metal ring at the pencil end. The shaft terminates with a charming scrolling mount, in which is set a cut ruby glass.

A lovely ornate example of the propelling pencil, in good condition and complete with lead.