Art Nouveau Unger Bros Sterling Silver Pin Antique Jewelry
Fantastic RARE Antique Art Nouveau Unger Bros Sterling Silver Pin Brooch. We have collected Original Art Nouveau Sterling Silver since the 1970â€™s. Starting this year we will be selling most of our 40 year collection, soon to be listed on our web site. Some of our amazing items are very rare and we have only ever seen a few examples ever offered for sale. Fantastic detail our rare Art Nouveau pin measures 1-1/8â€� across. I wonderful original condition. Stamped Unger Brothers on the back side. Most of these wonderful pin are in museums or private collections and never are offered for sale. ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ ACEPTED PAYMENTS: PAYPAL or CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER, Visa and Master Card, I will email you with payment address. Questions Email me Eric@Agestribalarts.com or Call 330- 434-1010 ~ FREE shipping US and Canada ~ All other International Priority International Mail $12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Unger Bros. The official spelling of the firm's name was Unger Bros. They had both a factory and salesroom located in Newark, NJ. The firm advertised as manufacturing jewelers, silversmiths and glass cutters. The Unger family immigrated to Newark, NJ in 1849 from Germany, and changed the surname to Unger. The oldest son, Herman, established a jewelry business between 1870-1872 and began the manufacture of sterling silver items in 1878. In time all five sons joined the company. Three of the five brothers (William, George and Frederick) died in 1879, and the two survivors (Herman and Eugene) continued the business. Herman, a silversmith, and Eugene, an engraver, were both officers of the firm. This firm reached its economic zenith from 1895 to 1907. Sterling silver bears a stamped circle surrounding a combination trademark and hallmark with the interlaced U and B, plus the words and numbers STERLING 925 FINE. Cut glass with sterling tops bore a trademark on the glass and a trademark/hallmark combination on the silver. firm. Unger Bros. was one of the most creative and premier manufacturers of Art Nouveau sterling silver items in the United States. The company's most popular lines were dresser sets (toilet sets) decorated with fantastic Art Nouveau designs incorporating flowers, heads of women with flowing tresses, ocean waves and/or seashells. Such articles were often ten piece sets, which included cut glass hair receiver, powder, rouge and glove boxes, decorated with repousse silver lids, sterling silver hatpin holders and vase, hand mirror, comb, brushes, shoe horn and button hook. Many attractive patterns were available, with exotic names such as Le Secrete des Fleurs, Reine des Fleurs, Dawn, Love's Dream, Evangeline, Bride of the Wave and Stolen Kiss. RepoussÃ© is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side. There are few techniques that offer such diversity of expression while still being relatively economical. Chasing is the opposite technique to repoussÃ©, and the two are used in conjunction to create a finished piece. It is also known as embossing.