Large Victorian Antique Silver Combination Sliding Dip Pen & Propelling Pencil 'Crest of Elvin'

Unmarked c1860
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A superb and large Victorian silver combination sliding Propelling Pencil and Dip Pen, the barrel engraved with foliate scrolls and 'Forget Me Not', the terminal set with a Carnelian seal engraved with the crest and motto of Charles Norton Elvin of East Dereham, Norfolk, in an engraved large trumpet shaped mount covering a lead reservoir.

Charles Norton Elvin was author of 'A Dictionary of Heraldry', and other titles on Heraldry. His crest: 'issuing from rocks ppr., a demi-lion rampant or, holding between the paws a vine-branch fructed, also ppr', and motto: 'Elvenaca floreat vitis' (Let the vine of Elvine flourish) depicted on the seal.

Unmarked, c1860.

111 mm closed.
138 mm open.

Sold - £650.00

In fine condition with no damage or repair and in good working order.
26.00 Grams (0.84 troy ounces)
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