Rare Cased Set Graduated Silver Artists Pencils

Sampson Mordan & Co c1830 - 1845
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A rare and fine quality cased set of five William IV or early Victorian silver Artists Propelling Pencils plus an extension tube to increase the length of the pencil in the hand. The five graduated pencils with nozzles to accept different sized leads. The gilt tooled red Morocco leather case with pink silk paper lining and gilt labelled recesses for VH, H, M, S and VS leads (very hard, hard, medium, soft and very soft). The lid of the leather case with applied Mordan & Co Patent Trade label.

Stamped: S Mordan & Co, makers and Patentees

By Sampson Mordan & Co, c1830-45

Size of case - 90mm x 47mm x 18mm

Sold - £1,500.00

In good condition with no damage or repair and in full working order, just one tiny nick to the end of the largest nozzle on one pencil.
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Attached is a copy of Mordan & Co advert from 1842 illustrating a similar set.
Another Mordan advert from 1831 describes a set as ""For a Lady's Taille, a Magazine of Patent Pencils containing five distinct qualities of lead prepared for all the purposes of fine outlining and shading in pencil drawing"".