A Victorian novelty silver coloured propelling pencil by Sam...
A Victorian novelty silver coloured propelling pencil by Sampson Mordan, modelled as a cat in standing position with fur effect chasing, registration mark to pencil shaft, 43mm long, set to a silver coloured Arts & Crafts style bracelet, 18cm long (at fault)
Pencil is pictured fully extended. The mechanism opens and closes flush, but is very stiff. There is heavy misshaping and splitting around the nib (see pictures). Heavy wear to the Rd number on the pencil, but S.Mordan & Co mark is clear. The pencil is lacking lead. The inner pencil does not rotate to extend the internal lead, this may be a fault and repair may be required.
Small areas of splitting to the tail and mouth. Some light denting, moderate scratching, and moderate wear/loss of definition to the engraved decoration, mostly concentrated around the tail. Some build-up and discoloration around the internal channel. No obvious signs of repair.
Thinning to the piercing of the bracelet links. Possible signs of solder repair to some of the links. Some denting, moderate scratching and wear throughout. Loss of plate throughout. Clasp in working order.
See pictures for further illustration.
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