Victorian silver writing compendium

Victorian silver writing compendium

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6126

Marvellous quality, antique, handmade silver travelling writing case. The body is constructed from heavy-gauge silver and the front has a drop hinge panel revealing three drawers and a pull-out, hinged writing desk with fitted silver inkwell and pounce shaker. The hardwood body and pull-off interior cover have an inlaid marquetry decoration, while the fold-out writing surface is covered in green velvet.

Inside the lid is a sprung-wood letter rack and the case is fitted with a series of fine quality silver propelling pens and pencils by Sampson Mordan; the co-inventor of the first patented mechanical pencil. Other accessories include a letter opener, sealer, rectangular box, nib holder, pounce shaker to dry the ink and all pieces are engraved with a yet-to-be-identified ducal coronet.

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Dimensions:

Height 160 mm / 6 "
Width 255 mm / 10 "
Depth 230 mm / 9 "
Year

1863

Place

London

Condition

Excellent

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