Enamelled silver "Egyptian Revival" propelling pencil. 1920s.
A curious little gilded silver propelling pencil. Enamelled in red, white, turquoise and cobalt blue. It's in absolutely gorgeous condition - probably never used.
It dates from the wild interest in all-things Egyptian when Tutankhamen's tomb was opened in the 1920s.
6.5 cm (about 2.5 inches) tall. Fully hallmarked. It is sterling silver with a gold overlay.
Really lovely thing. With a top hook for wearing on a chain, this would look fantastic worn as a pendant.