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the 18th Century Colonial Pencil or the
This pencil makes a great sketching pencil for the artist!
This is a Colonial 18th Century Pencil or "Lead Holder", or "Porte Crayon." It is a period proper Writing/ Drawing utinsil that goes back to 1719. This would be a perfect gift for a Re-enactor or Living Historian. Graphite goes back to England in the 1600's, and a self portrait of Rosalba Carreria in 1719 shows her holding a Porte Crayon.
Other materials that may be held in the Porte- Crayon is a piece of Wax, a piece of Charcoal/ Ash out of the Fireplace, soapstone, slate, or even an awl for scribing onto pottery.
This porte crayon has 2 pieces of Graphite included with the holder. The piece may be sharpened later, and the ring tightened up to grip it. You may Buy it now on our Ebay store for $10.99 by Clicking Below!