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This exquisite, gold filled, Art Nouveau propelling pencil pendant comes from France. It is marked ‘Fix’, a mark founded in 1823 with a secret formula for this type of 18 carat gold filled jewellery.
The French are very familiar with the concept of elegant gold filled jewellery so thick that there are hardly ever signs of wear. The designs and quality are generally so good that they are hard to tell from their solid gold counterparts.
Unextended the pencil measures 2½” (6.5cms) and 9mms wide. When fully extended it measures 4¾”(11.8cms). It weighs 17.4 grams.
The pencil has a raised all over pattern of flowers in an oval and trailing leaves. At the base are larger acanthus leaves.
To reveal the pencil you need to pull on the base and it emerges. Just pull it back and it reverts easily to its original state.
At the other end is a ring marked ‘FIX’ and there is also the mark of the maker, Savard on the reverse. There is also a bail for attaching to a chain. Maybe originally this would have been added to a watch chain, Albertina or guard chain. Nowadays it could be added to a simple chain as a pendant or just slipped into a pocket or purse.
This delightful object is in fine antique condition. It comes to you tissue wrapped in a gift box.
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold, Size: 2½ inches
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French Art Nouveau 18K Gold Filled 'FIX' Pencil Pendant
$145 USD SALE PENDING
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