Rare Antique Mourning or Memorial Retractable PencilRare Antique Mourning or Memorial Retractable PencilRare Antique Mourning or Memorial Retractable PencilRare Antique Mourning or Memorial Retractable PencilRare Antique Mourning or Memorial Retractable PencilRare Antique Mourning or Memorial Retractable Pencil

I have never seen a memorial or mourning item that is a retractable pencil.
This pencil is tested 14 or 15 K gold, and is fully enamelled in black and white elaborate scrolls.
There is even enamelling on the push piece to lift out the pencil.
The bottom is a black and white agate seal with the initial D in it.
Along one side of the pencil in black and white enamelling it says In Memory Of, and one a side left gold it gives the person's name Jane Darnell.
Perhaps this woman was a writer or had a particular affiliation for a memorial item of this nature.
Very rare and interesting 19th century mourning item.

Condition: Very good.

Size: 3 3/8 inches closed.

Item ID: 2014-595

Rare Antique Mourning or Memorial Retractable Pencil

$495 USD

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