Special Solid Silver Novelty Owl Propelling Pencil By S. Mordan & Co For Sale
Special Solid Silver Novelty Owl Propelling Pencil by S. Mordan & Co
A stunning silver novelty owl propelling pencil by S. Mordan & Co, it has a very smooth action when pulling the ring on the top revealing the propelling pencil at the owls feet. It measures 35mm when closed and nearly doubles when extended to a pencil to 60mm. It shows little sign of wear and is in excellent condition but missing the end which can be sourced or swooped with a similar lead holder. The propelling mechanism works well, please see photos. A rare piece to find in this condition and a wonderful piece of jewellery which could be worn on a necklace today. It weighs approx 12grams
Sampson Mordan, Snr was born in 1790 and patented his ever-pointed propelling pencil on 20th December 1822. He entered his first silver mark on 20th June 1823 and another with his partner Gabriel Riddle on 30th April 1824. Mordan and Riddle had their premises at 22 Castle Street, City Rd.,where S. Mordan & Co were first listed as "patent ever-pointed pencil and portable pen manufacturers. After the fathers death in 1843 his two sons continued the buisenss excelling in quality silver and gold items many novelties and other exquisite items suppling silver articles to retailers including Asprey & Sons, The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd, Leuchars, Thornhill etc.
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