Nina is a rare antique chatelaine retractable pencil.
She is beautifully detailed engrave body of flowers and leaves in solid silver.
Her gold plated body is in a warm copper colour tone.
Her nib retracts in and out to reveal the lead pencil and she has a secure top ring.
Her Marker is marked W.S Hicks New York this style is know as the Magic Pencil
Nina's precise equality engineering design makes her still fully functional today.
A chatelaine is a decorative accessory worn at the waist with a series of chains with essential l household tools at the end of each chain. Usually in Sterling silver and silver plate, the tools will also include, watches, button hooks, pin cases, pocket knife. The bigger and more elaborate the chatelaine the more affluent the household. This busy accessory was mainly adored by the head housekeeper.
Today Nina will be great accessories to customise into a jewellery pendant, were as a brooch on knitwear or use as originally intended. Be creative with her end use.
Extended Length: 9.5cm