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A George IV sterling silver propelling Bramah dip pen and pencil, London 1823 by Sampson Mordan (1790-1843, reg. June 1823)

A George IV sterling silver propelling Bramah dip pen and pencil, London 1823 by Sampson Mordan (1790-1843, reg. June 1823)

Of cylindrical from with engine turned decoration, the upper section with a rectangular cartouche engraved with a presentation inscription reading “Presented by the members of the Pamphlet Society to the friend and secretary William Taylor Esq.” Three chased foliate section, one propelling to reveal a dip pen section, the other to reveal a propelling steel section. Marked to the base terminal, the dip pen stamped ‘Mordan Improv’d’ and the other section stamped M.

Length (closed) – 10.8 cm / 4.25 inches

Length (fully extended) – 17 cm / 6.6 inches

Weight – 27 grams / 0.87 ozt

Mordan entered a partnership with Gabriel Riddle and thus registered a new mark in April 1824, which was dissolved in 1839.

Sold for £350

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