Early Victorian Novelty Parcel Gilt Hand Pencil Dated Registered Design

Sampson Mordan & Co 1842
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A very rare and early Victorian novelty silver Sliding Pencil, modelled in the form of a hand with red garnet ring on the index finger, applied and gilded decoration to the cuff. The terminal set with an amethyst coloured seal stone.

Stamped S Mordan Aug 3 1842 and with registered design number 1390.

By Sampson Mordan, c1842.

These dated hand / gauntlet Pencils along with the percussion pistols (dated 1840) are generally considered to be amongst first novelty silver pencils produced by a Mordan.

38 mm closed.
51 mm open.

Sold - £850.00

In good condition with no damage or repair.
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