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MCCORMACK, John (1884-1945) – A PROPELLING PENCIL, BY BAKER'S POINTER

MCCORMACK, John (1884-1945) – A PROPELLING PENCIL, BY BAKER'S POINTER

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MCCORMACK, John (1884-1945) – A PROPELLING PENCIL, BY BAKER'S POINTER
Designed as an engine turned case applied with a panel engraved "Count John McCormack", further accented by a circular cut diamond accent, mounted in 9K gold, with English hallmarks, early 20th century
Provenance
John McCormack – Mrs. John McCormack (gifted by her to the Metropolitan Opera Guild; Memorabilia Committee minutes for 1959-1960).

Lot Essay

Count John McCormack ranks alongside Enrico Caruso as one of the most successful artists of the first age of sound recordings. The inscription dates his ownership of this pencil to after 1928, when he received the title of Papal Count from Pope Pius XI.

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