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SAMPSON MORDAN SILVER-MOUNTED GREEN HARDSTONE DESK SEAL
S. Mordan & Co, London. 1896

 

 

 

Of elongated tapering oval form, the mottled green hardstone
having cast silver foliate scroll mounts to the top and base
above an oval matrix engraved with a conjoined cypher monogram;
each mount fully marked, in the Mordan fashion; the matrix retaining traces of gilt

  

Sampson Mordan (eventually S. Mordan & Co.), are known worldwide as makers of
the first propelling pencil (ever-pointed pencil) in 1822.
In addition they specialized in a great diversity of original,
and in all cases, very stylish small items......
"Probably the most sought after examples of Mordans' works are the novelty pencils which
came in many different forms, some were made in the shape of weapons like swords, pistols or rifles,
others in the shape of animals such as pigs, owls or a ducks head,
yet others where in the form of a figure of a person.
Some of these designs can be seen in other Mordan items such as seals and menu holders.
No matter their form or function all of the products produced by
S. Mordan and Co were noted for their quality,
design and ingenuity, which is why they are the objects of many."

The company was liquidated in 1952, but leaving a fine legacy behind.

 

For the Sampson Mordan Collectors Club : http://www.sampsonmordan.com/

 

Condition : Excellent with only a few expected small nicks around the edge of the matrix
and some fine surface scratches.

 

4" High / 2.2 oz. Total Weight

 

Price : Please Inquire

 

#7268

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matrix Marks

 


 

Also See :

 

 

Writing Accessories, Left to Right :

 

Sampson Mordan Silver-Mounted Hardstone Desk Seal / Early 19c Sliding Temple Steel-Frame Spectacles

 

Mid-18c Silver Harlequin Taperstick / Rare Carved Figural Silver-Mounted Treen Desk Seal

 

 

 

  

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Sampson Mordan Silver-Mounted Hardstone Desk Seal, 1896, Fully Marked