This ivory handled writing implement is in excellent condition as there are no cracks in the handle whatsoever. It is an early mechanical type of pencil. The lead is held in a screw ferrule. To extend the lead it is unscrewed, adjusted to length, and screwed tight again. It is about 3.5" long. The very detailed stanhope photo is also clear and easy to see. It shows the castle-like Sacre Coeur.
CONSECRATION DE LEGLISE DE MONTMARTRE
AU SACRE COEUR DE JESUS 16 JUIN 1875