Antique Sterling Silver Pendant | Retractable Chatelaine Pencil | Belle Epoque | French Hallmarks | Sterling Fob Clip - 34 Inch Long Chain

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An antique sterling silver retractable pencil from France, the holder has elegant vertical grooves and embellishment that is typical of French silver from the Belle Epoque era. Originally made to attach to a chatelaine, this piece suits a long necklace chain beautifully.

The pencil holder is sleekly designed and very beautiful with sliding mechanism working perfectly. * See image #3 to see the pencil retracted and extended.

+ All the details

Sterling silver, the soldered suspension ring is stamped with the 'Boar's Head' hallmark of France and the piece is also testing very positively as at least 925 silver.

Case Size:
55mm long, 9mm wide and 4.5mm in thickness (2.16 x .35 x .17 inches)
The total drop from the chain including the sterling suspension ring is 3.34 inches or 85mm.

Weight: 4.8 gms (without the fob clip and chain)

Age: c.1900

Condition: Excellent. Beautiful patina to the silver, no issues at all. The mechanism extends and contracts easily.

The Chain:
Presented on a new stainless steel chain 34 inches or 86cm long. Stainless steel suits the color of antique silver well and is hypoallergenic. The fob clip is new, antiqued 925 sterling silver and stamped as such. Shown on a life size torso in image 2.

Janne's Observations:
I love the simple lines of this case; with its minimal appearance it looks superb as a long chain pendant.

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