Mechanical pencil

Title:
Mechanical pencil
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Gold, other metal, tourmaline
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 3/8 x 3 in. ( 1 x 1 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Gold plate square mechanical pencil, with diamond pattern incised on all sides, sliding ring at the center extends pencil end; scepter-style finial at opposite end set with green tourmaline at the bottom.
Object Number: 
Z.2369
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group