An antique English 9 carat gold (tests thereabouts, may be gold cased in parts) slide pencil, with beautifully engraved decoration and bloodstone end that unscrews to reveal a reservoir for spare lead.
Lovely quality, so collectible & ready to use!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use.
DATE/MARKS: 19th Century. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 3 ½ inches long when closed, 4 ½ inches long when extended