Leave it to the Victorians to embellish the most utilitarian of objects with enough fanciness to camouflage its less-than-glamorous use. This large wooden pencil is housed in a gold case striped with rows of rubies, diamonds and sapphires.
10k gold (tests), 16 1.5mm rubies, 20 1mm rose cut diamonds, 16 1.5mm sapphires
Very good - a couple of the sapphires look like replacements
4 1/4" total length, 3/8" width
1837 — 1901
please note:Terms of Sale
Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.