A nice heavy sterling pencil case made by Battin & Co. Newark, NJ around 1900. The long case is hand chased on all surfaces with a flower and foliage motif. There is a cartouche for the owner's initials; it has not been monogrammed. The top has a ring or bail so the pencil can be attached to a chatelaine or it can hang from a chain as a pendant. The bottom slides open to reveal a wooden pencil. This one is down to the stub.
The Pencil sleeve is stamped STERLING, the hallmark for Battin & Co., and 25. When closed the case measures 41/8" long (4 3/8" with the bail) and 3/4" wide. The weight is 20.7 grams most of which is silver. There are some light wear scratches and a tiny dent on the monogram cartouche.
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