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PROPELLING PENCIL

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

The pencil is reeded with engraving in a rope pattern. There is a collar in the center which is decorated with small pieces of turquoise. The end is bulbous and also with small cabochon turquoise pieces. In the end of the pencil is a piece of bloodstone. This is called the seal matrix.

Object name:
PROPELLING PENCIL
Made from:
Gold -- bloodstone -- turquoise
Made in:
USA
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.175
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973