Victorian Silver Combined Column Propelling Pencil & Seal Earl Cranbrook Baron Medway

Sampson Mordan c1890
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A good quality Victorian silver combined telescopic Propelling Pencil and Seal, with plain cylindrical column sheath and large ball finial to the Pencil. The Seal matrix engraved with the crest and motto of Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook and Baron Medway.

Marked with the retailer's mark of Lockwood , New Bond Street, but almost certainly Sampson Mordan & Co, c1890.

Open 124 mm
Closed 72 mm

Blazon of crest:
A dexter arm embowed in armour ppr., garnished or., entwined by a branch of oak vert, charged with two catherine wheels , one above the other below the elbow, gu., the hand grasping a dragon's head, erased, ppr. (for Hardy)

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook, (1 October 1814 – 30 October 1906), known as Gathorne Hardy until 1878, was a prominent British Conservative politician, a moderate, middle-of-the road Anglican. He held cabinet office in every Conservative government between 1858 and 1892 and notably served as Home Secretary from 1867 to 1868 and as Secretary of State for War from 1874 to 1878. The Earldom was created in 1892 for Gathorne-Hardy. He had already been created Viscount Cranbrook, of Hemsted in the County of Kent, in 1878 and was made Baron Medway, of Hemsted in the County of Kent, at the same time he was given the earldom.

Sold - £285.00

In good condition with no damage or repair and in full working order
53.40 Grams (1.72 troy ounces)
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