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Silvered Metal Triple Colour Pencil for a Chatelaine, Victorian
This is an intriguing chatelaine pencil which could have been worn on a chatelaine or even in a pocket attached to a vest chain. It has a simple ring for attachment but the interest can be found in the pencils which are of three different colours – red, black and blue with appropriate coloured glass stones on the end of each pencil. They still are functional but it is not known how much colour still remains. The condition is good for age although the silvered metal has lost some of its shine, but the pencils themselves appear to be in good condition and the leads can still be wound out from the holder. This would make an unusual addition to a collection of writing, drawing or chatelaine pieces. Maximum length 4.25 ins (10.6cm). Weight 32 grams. This item appears in my book, “Chatelaines, Utility to Glorious Extravagance” on page 243.
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