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THOMAS ADDISON (NY)

Addison porte crayon, circa 1825, Sterling, calandar, wafer seal cap, 3 1/2", "TANY", excellent condition,   0309.jpg

 

Samuel Arnd (Russia)

Samuel Arnd (Russian)  porte crayon (possibly cut quill holder), late 18th/early 19th century, 18+ gold & blue enamel, cairngorm capstone, 5 3/8", St. Petersburg  hallmark, SA makers mark, fancy hand engraving, excellent condition, 0500.jpg

 

 

JOHN BETTRIDGE

Bettridge porte crayon, 1817, Sterling, onion dome, 4 1/4", "IB" Birmingham hallmark "t", excellent condition (minor dings),  0266.jpg

(7/27/06 Bloomsbury Auction lot #58)

 

 

JOSEPH BETTRIDGE

Bettridge porte crayon, 1829, Sterling,, wafer seal cap, 3 7/8", "JB" Birmingham hallmark "f", excellent,  0307.jpg

 

 

RICHARD BLACK

Richard Black porte crayon, 1830, Sterling,, citrine capstone, 3 3/4", "RS" Birmingham hallmark "G", excellent - (split),  0350.jpg

 

COCKS & BETTRIDGE

C&B

Cocks & Bettridge porte crayon, 1812, Sterling, diamond points seal capstone,  3 ¼” “C&B” Birmingham hallmark “o”, excellent – (dents) 0695.jpg

 

Cocks & Bettridge porte crayon, 1816, Sterling, diamond points seal capstone,  3 ¼” “C&B” Birmingham hallmark “s”, excellent  0696.jpg  (7/27/06 Bloomsbury Auction lot #58)

 

 

JOHN JAGO

Jago porte crayon, 1809, Sterling,  4", "JJ" London hallmark "O", excellent condition, (part of lot 44 12/8/00 Bonhams auction) 0308.jpg

 

Jago porte crayon, 1824, Sterling,  4 1/8", "JJ" London hallmark "i", engraved initials on finial, excellent condition, 0428.jpg  (the makers mark is rubbed but faintly there and the placement of the mark, same as 1809 piece) and style leaves no doubt).

 

 

LEA & CLARK

Lea & Clark porte crayon, 1825, Sterling, fluted, wafer seal cap, 4", "L&C" Birmingham hallmark "B", excellent - condition (splits), (pictured at page 15 #4 ICP) 0129.jpg

 

Lea & Clark porte crayon, 1822, Sterling,  wafer seal cap, 4", "L&C" Birmingham hallmark "Y", excellent condition, (pictured at page 15 #3 ICP) 0294.jpg

 

 

THOMAS PARKE

Parke porte crayon, 1824, Sterling, cairngorm capstone, 3 3/4", "TP" Birmingham hallmark "A", excellent condition (light dings), (pictured at page 15 #1 ICP), 0128.jpg

 

SAMUEL PEMBERTON

Samuel Pemberton porte crayon, 1791, Sterling, 3 ½”, "SP" Birmingham hallmark "t", excellent condition, 0491.jpg

 

Samuel Pemberton double ended porte crayon/pen combo, 1794, Sterling, 4 ¾” closed, engraved initials ‘FT’, "SP" Birmingham hallmark "W", excellent- condition (dings), 0493.jpg (12/5/05 Fellows & Sons auction, lot 1346)

 

Samuel Pemberton calendar porte crayon, 1817, Sterling with calendar, wafer capstone, 3 3/4", "SP" Birmingham hallmark "t", excellent condition, 0460.jpg

 

Samuel Pemberton porte crayon /rule combo, late 18th century, Sterling, 4”, oval case, "SP" with 4” rule markings , excellent condition, 0494.jpg  (see also 0666.jpg, an unbranded porte crayon with similar engraving characteristics) (12/21/05 Bloomsbury auction lot 24C)

 

 

 

Samuel Pemberton porte crayon / quill knife / rule combo, late 18th century, Sterling, 4”, oval case, "SP" with 4” rule markings , excellent condition but original quill knife had broken off and has been replaced, 0488.jpg (see also 0666.jpg, an unbranded porte crayon with similar engraving characteristics)

 

Samuel Pemberton porte crayon / quill knife combo, late 18th century, Sterling, 4”, oval case, "SP" , excellent condition but original quill knife had broken off and has been replaced, 0667.jpg  (this is a bit thinner then 0488,jpg) (see also 0666.jpg, an unbranded porte crayon with similar engraving characteristics)

 

WILLIAM ROBSON

William Robson (?) porte crayon, 1826, Sterling, barley corn pattern, bloodstone cap, 3 3/4", "?[1st letter cut off] R" London hallmark "l", excellent condition, 0496.jpg (12/21/05 Bloomsbury auction lot 30c)

 

OS

OS porte crayon, 1818, Sterling, cairngorm Masonic seal cap, 3 1/4", "OS" Birmingham hallmark "u", excellent condition, 0495.jpg (12/21/05 Bloomsbury auction lot 27c)

 

 

 J S

JS porte crayon, 1836, Sterling, barley corn pattern, cairngorm seal carved with initials cap, 3 3/4", "JS" Birmingham hallmark "N", excellent condition, 0396.jpg

 

T SIMPSON & SON

Simpson & Son porte crayon, 1819, Sterling, wave pattern, seal cap, 3 1/2", "S&S" Birmingham hallmark "V", excellent condition (light dings), 0384.jpg

 

Simpson & Son porte crayon, 1817, Sterling, calendar, cap engraved “Anna”, 3 1/2", "S&S" Birmingham hallmark "t", excellent condition (dings), 0497.jpg (12/21/05 Bloomsbury auction lot 26c)

 

T&WS

 

T&WS porte crayon, 1822, Sterling, carnelian capstone engraved “Erin go Brogh”, 3 3/4", "T&WS" Birmingham hallmark "y", excellent condition, 0685.jpg (T&WS of Birmingham also noted in an auction of a 1795 silver vinaigrette)

 

 

JOSEPH TAYLOR

Joseph Taylor  porte crayon, 1807, Sterling, 3 3/8", "IT" Birmingham hallmark "j", excellent condition, 0475.jpg

 

W.W

W.W  porte crayon/pen combo, 1807, Sterling, seal cap, 4 3/8", "W.W" London hallmark, excellent condition (light dings), 0468.jpg  (see 0669.jpg below for a near identical, but smaller, piece).

 

 

WARDELL & KEMPSON

Wardell & Kempson  porte crayon 1792, Sterling, garnet capstone, 3 3/4", "W.K" Birmingham hallmark, excellent condition (light dings), 0469.jpg

 

 

 

JOSEPH WILLMORE

J Willmore porte crayon, circa 1815, 15K gold, barley corn pattern, carnelian capstone carved with initials, 3 1/4", "J.W", pristine condition,  0382.jpg

 

J Willmore porte crayon, 1797, Sterling,‘diamond seal’ capstone 3 1/2", "J.W" Birmingham hallmark “Z”, excellent condition ,  1053.jpg

 

 

J Willmore porte crayon, circa 1800, Sterling, calendar, ‘diamond seal’ capstone 3 5/8", "W" Birmingham hallmark “c”, pristine condition (“W” is believed to be a supplemental Joseph Willmore mark, Year letter is unclear but has been read as “c” by a hallmark expert) ,  0443.jpg

 

J Willmore porte crayon, circa 1827, Sterling,‘diamond seal’ capstone 3 5/8", "J.W" Birmingham hallmark “D”, excellent condition ,  0499.jpg

 

 

 

 

THOMAS WILLMORE

T Willmore porte crayon, 1798, Sterling, carnelian capstone carved with classical male head, 3 3/4", "T.W" Birmingham hallmark "a", excellent condition,  0127.jpg

 

 

UNBRANDED

UB porte crayon, circa late 18th century, 18k gold, bloodstone capstone carved with coat of arms (reputedly the Earl of Strathmore) 3 3/4",excellent condition (wear) 0459.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa late 18th/early 19th century, 18k gold, amethyst capstone carved with hawk on glove, 3 3/4",excellent condition  0693.jpg   (7/27/06 Bloomsbury Auction lot #57)

 

 

UB porte crayon, circa late 18th century, 15k gold, carnelian capstone carved with classical female head, 3 1/2",excellent condition, 0675.jpg

(12/21/05 Bloomsbury auction lot 28c)

 

 

UB porte crayon, circa early 19th century, 15k gold, 3 1/2",excellent condition, 0381.jpg

 

 

UB porte crayon (later converted to a pencil), 1823, 18k + gold, 3 1/2",excellent condition, 0381.jpg  (based on the style of the cap and finials Jim Marshal thinks it may have been done by Joseph Willmore (“J.W.”) [jcl note: or perhaps his father Thomas (“T.W.”)?])

UB porte crayon, circa 1840, 9k + gold, carnelian seal carved with a bird bath, 3 5/8", excellent- condition (split at bottom), 0477.jpg 

 

UB porte crayon, circa late 18th century, Silver, rectangular case engraved with 4” rule, seal cap , 4",excellent condition, (medium ding) 0666.jpg (this piece has distinct engraving similarities to Samuel Pemberton pc/knife combos above, 0488.jpg & 0667.jpg – also it is possible that this is a wax holder rather then a porte crayon).

 

UB  porte crayon/pen combo, circa 1807, Sterling, seal cap, 3 1/2", excellent condition  0669.jpg  (see 0468.jpg above for a near identical, but larger, piece)

 

 

 

UB porte crayon, circa late 18th century, Silver,  cap carved with initials , 6",excellent condition, (medium ding) 0424..jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa late 18th century, Silver,  cap carved with initials , 4",excellent condition, (ding) 0498.jpg  (12/21/05 Bloomsbury auction lot 23c)

 

 

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1770 (possibly earlier), Steel, 4" rule inscribed on shaft, cap carved with classical male head, 5",excellent condition, (pictured in Finlay at p 174 #292) 0295.jpg

 

UB porte crayon with calendar, circa 1800 (possibly earlier), silver, unusual early ‘upside down’ calendar (diamond seal cap with days of the week), 4 1/4" ,excellent condition,  0492.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1810, Silver, calendar, 3 3/4",excellent condition,  1054.jpg

 

 

UB porte crayon, circa late 18th century, Steel, octagona,l carnelian capstone carved with classical female head, 3 3/8",excellent condition, 0133.jpg

 

 

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1800, Silver, calendar, uncarved white agate capstone, 4",excellent condition,  0311.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1800, Silver, carved head carnelian  capstone, 3 5/8", excellent condition,  0455.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa early 19th century, silver barleycorn, carved Greek head bloodstone capstone, 3 ¼”, excellent condition, 0692.jpg

 

 

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1800, Silver, calandar, white agate capstone carved with a thisle and “DINNA FORGET”, 3 1/2",excellent- condition (dings & chip),  0383.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1820s, Silver, perpetual calendar (English), bloodstone capstone carved with dog, 3 1/2", excellent condition, (pictured at page 15 #8 ICP) 0132.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa late 18th century, Silver, perpetual calendar (English), seal capstone , 3 1/2", excellent condition, 0372.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa early 19th century, Steel or silver, octagonal with perpetual calendar (English), black agate capstone carved with "CREDI" & box, 3 3/8",excellent condition, 0293.jpg

 

UB calendar porte crayon, circa 1900, Silver plate, 4”, engraved with advertisement for “Car & General INSCE. CORPN . LTD” excellent condition,   0450.jpg  (but for the engraving this might be mistaken to a hundred years older)

 

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1820s, Silver,  3 1/4",  excellent- condition (split at bottom) 0425.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1820s, Silver,  3 3/8",  excellent condition, 0476.jpg

 

 

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1820s, Silver, black agate capstone carved with ship & "IT GUIDES ME WELL", 3 1/2",  excellent condition, (pictured at page 15 #6 ICP) 0130.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1820s, Silver, black agate capstone carved with turttle & "EXCUSE HASTE", 3 1/4",  excellent condition except for a few dings, 0354.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1820s, Silver, cable engraved, white agate capstone carved with arm holding mug & "FOR AULD LANG ZYNE", 3 7/8",  excellent condition but crack in capstone, (pictured at page 15 #2 ICP) 0131.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1820s, Silver, bloodstone capstone carved with envelope, 3 1/2", very good condition (dings & missing pins),  0433.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1820s, Silver, smoky quartz capstone carved with pair of turtledoves, 3 1/2", very good condition (dings & missing pins),  0461.jpg

 

 

UB porte crayon / quill holder combo , circa late 18th/early 19th century, Silver (probably London made),  3 1/8" closed, excellent condition,  0434.jpg

 

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1830, Silver, hand engraved floral pattern, citrine capstone, 4",excellent condition, (part of lot 44 12/8/00 Bonhams auction)  0310.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1830, Silver, channel pattern, bloodstone capstone carved with running hound, 3 1/8”, good+ condition, (large nick in bottom lip)  0371.jpg

 

UB porte crayon, circa 1830, Silver, 3”, good+ condition  1011.jpg

 

 

 

UB porte crayon [?], circa 1800s, Silver with gold wash, 7 3/8" closed,excellent condition (based on plumbago residue & internal constructionI believe this is a  very large late 18th/19th century porte crayon that was refitted as a pencil in the early/mid 19th century, 0286.jpg

 

UB French combo porte crayon/bramah  (single slider),  circa 1810s, 18+ K Gold & enamel, hand engraved with flowers,  3 5/8", excellent condition with small enamel losses, 0380.jpg

 

 

UB French porte crayon, circa 1820s, 18+ K Gold hand engraved with vines with 9 oval turquoise stones, carnelian capstone, 3 3/4", French hallmarked with sheep's head (1819 - 1838) and two eagle's heads, excellent condition, 0355.jpg

 

UB French porte crayon & Aide de Memoir, circa 1821, gilt brass  & mother of pearl with wax pansy, (porte crayon was not made with slider), closed memoir is 2” x 2 ½”, probably a Palais Royal item , excellent condition (partial loss of wax pansy), 0429.jpg

 

 

UB French combo porte crayon/silver pen, silver pen & silver porte crayon circa late 18th century married with a 19th century silver holder, French control marks of a scallop shell on pen, 3” long,  excellent condition, 1037.jpg  (7/27/06 Bloomsbury Auction lot #15)

 

 

 

 

 

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