Antique Sterling Silver Dance Card Pencil Pendants | Wahl Eversharp Sterling | Antique Jewelry | Victorian Jewelry | YOUR CHOICE of style
In the 1800s, it was quite the fashion for your women to attend dances and balls in hopes of meeting their heart's desire. And dancing was an accepted practice for just such meetings. But Victorians being quite proper and orderly employed dance cards to keep things organized. The women would carry their dance card along with a tiny pencil and jot down the names of the young men they would dance with throughout the evening. So of course, dance cards and pencils became fashion statements.
In this offering, we have found two beautiful, sterling silver examples of dance card pencils. Notice that each has a loop on the end that would have been attached by a cord to the dance card or perhaps to a bracelet so as not to lose it throughout the evening's festivities. Today, they could be worn as pendants or put on display in a special place that conjures that organized sensibility of young love.
Both still work. In fact, there's still a piece of led in the small one. Both are marked "Sterling" but neither is dated. Based on the design, we estimate both were produced in the late 1800s through to the 1920s.
This offering is for YOUR CHOICE of one dance card pencil.
• YOUR CHOICE of One Dance Card Pencil
• Sterling Silver
• Estimated date Late 1800s-1920s
• Both marked "sterling"
• Larger pencil marked "Wahl Eversharp"
• Larger Measures 3 1/4" long. Smaller is 2 3/4" long
• In excellent condition, some small dents (see pictures)
At Bixley, forgotten treasures are looking for a home to call their own. We love the "as is" quality of vintage pieces and hope you do too. Please read our description carefully and take a good look at our photos. We'll do our best to point out any of the bumps and bruises of age.