Victorian Novelty Silver Mussel Shell Propelling Pencil

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO c1880
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A fine quality and extremely rare Victorian novelty silver Propelling Pencil made in the form of a Mussel Shell with attached suspension ring, the two halves realistically engraved as the shell with a gilded section separating the two halves.

By Sampson Mordan & Co, c1880.

Also stamped with a diamond registration mark for 29th July 1876

Open 85 mm
Closed 50 mm

Reserved - £1360.00

Condition
In good condition and in full working order, although the internal metal drive pin is no longer functioning.
Weight
18.50 Grams (0.59 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
TRS040914
Medium
Silver