An Egyptian revival propelling pencil charm or pendant in 800 silver and enamel in a form not commonly seen. Rather than the usual sarcophagus often seen, this is a monolith or monument in the form that has been copied through the centuries by European countries as classic monuments seen in city squares of a four sided tall structure with a point at the top. The four sides of the structure are covered in blue enamel hieroglyphics and the moveable base that protrudes is gilt silver with a base rimmed in turquoise guilloche enamel with another inner rim of alternating blue and red enamel half circles. The interior structure is brass and is propelling. The tip of the pencil is intact but there is no lead. The pencil does propel with the hand but not easily and it does not propel when it is together with its outer part. It appears as if the metal just around the tip has squashed just beneath the end of the pencil. This metal is very soft and can almost be molded with your fingers and this the issue with its functioning perfectly. But everything else seems to be present and intact and I would think a pen repair person could fix the end. There are a series of bails at the top. There is a horseshoe shaped bail that will rotate down in either direction and is attached on both sides of the monolith at the top and to this there is a small attached bail, which is marked 800. There is another hanging bail attached to that and it is marked with a makers mark, shown in the photos. The exterior of the pencil is in perfect condition. The silver portion measures 1 3/8" tall and the entire length would depend on how far it was twisted out. I am not sure of how it operates exactly but the silver part can move upward from the base and I believe it should do this if it is functioning perfectly. The oval base measures 3/4" x 1/2". It weighs 6.6 grams.