Dainty 14K gold retractable mechanic pencil C. late 1800's.
The whole body of the pencil is covered with delicate engraving.
The head of the pencil adorned with fine patterns
and accented with turquoise glass cabochons.
The beveled round chalcedony completes the head.
The slide is also adorned with turquoise glass cabochons.
The pencil is totally functional. When it extended and turned
the left over of old lead is moving.
When the head is unscrewed the compartment for extra leads is revealed.
The fully extended pencil is 2 5/8" long, retracted - 2".
The head is 5/16" wide.
The hexagonal body of the pencil tests 14K gold.
The head and the slide are gold filled.
Total weight is 3.7 grams
Excellent antique condition commensurate with age.
Old jewelry box shown for display only.
Antique Victorian 14K Mechanical Retractable Pencil