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Victorian Telescoping Pencil Wax Seal Fob


Pull the base, and the pencil fully telescopes out like magic. Smash it (gently) back down like an accordion; very satisfying mechanics at work here. The case in enameled in deep blue with two rings of white enamel detailed with hearts. Seed pearls and rubies spiral up the case like a barbershop pole. There's a monogram on the pencil's end that could be used to seal the hot wax on a note. Between the three of us at EWJ, we could not decipher this letter or letters rendered in Gothic script. Perhaps “PQ”? Can you? 


  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), blue & white enamel, 8 1.5mm ruby cabochons, 8 1.5mm seed pearls, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Very good - some minor wear to the enamel

  • Size

    1 1/4" length including the bale, 2 1/4" pencil, 18" chain





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.