Victorian Novelty Silver Bocksbeutel of Steinwein Propelling Pencil

Sampson Mordan & Co c1880
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An extremely rare Victorian novelty silver and enamel Propelling Pencil, made in the form of a Bocksbeutel (a glass wine bottle of flattened ellipsoid shape) of Steinwein (an ancient German wine from the Franconia region). The inset coloured enamel label with the famous wine merchants name of Feist Bros & Son of Franfort.

By Sampson Mordan & Co c1880.

Interestingly, the enamel label is signed - 'S/M' for Sampson Mordan and the name Feist is miss-spelt - Fiest.

39mm closed
80mm open

Sold - £1,850.00

In fine condition with no damage or repair and in full working order
19.50 Grams (0.63 troy ounces)
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The Bocksbeutel is a type of wine bottle with the form of a flattened ellipsoid. It is commonly used for wines from Franconia in Germany, but is also used for some Portuguese wines, in particular rosés, where the bottle is called cantil, and in rare cases for Italian wine (in this case called pulcianella) and Greek wine.