Victorian Gold Duke of Wellington Commemorative Sliding Propelling Pencil

Unmarked c1852
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A very fine quality and rare mid Victorian gold Propelling Pencil made to commemorate the death of The Duke of Wellington in 1852. The barrel with intricate engraving including flags, spears and drums etc, with raised applied foliate bands, the slider ring chased with the coat of arms of Wellington, the dates 1769 - 1852 and his two most famous battles - Assaye & Waterloo. The screw off terminal revealing a rifled lead reservoir and formed as a bust of The Duke.

Unmarked c1852. Probably made by Sampson Mordan & Co.

Stamped with a diamond registration mark for October 20th 1852.

Open 153 mm
Closed 110 mm

Sold - £895.00

In fine crisp condition with no damage or repair. The internal metal drive pin not functioning.
17.40 Grams (0.56 troy ounces)
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See: The 'KB Collection of Pencils', by Kenneth Bull, page 111, fig 6 for silver examples.