A sterling and vitreous enamel propelling pencil with bakelite grip. A beautiful and very vibrant pencil with a strong Art Deco look. The pencil is the perfect size to carry, or for equally suitable for a desk. The color of the baby blue is very strong and is set off beautifully via the engine turned body beneath it that both capture light wonderfully.
The grip is made to look like ivory, a very popular addition to luxury good from this time, but is in fact an ivory colored baklelite, a very early form of plastic. The reason for this being that this piece originated from America, and ivory was not as readily available in the US for such items.
The propelling mechanism works well, and feeds lead to the tip, when required. This is done via the bakelite grip area which twists to feed the lead to the point. The other end has a link that would have allowed for the option for it to be added to a chain. This allowed for it to be either be worn or attached to a bag.
The pencil is marked "sterling silver" in the body and under the enamel. The piece was made in America, and is in excellent condition and in working order. Made circa 1930."