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Letter Opener

Maker:
Unger Brothers (1872–1919)
Date:
ca. 1900
Geography:
Made in Newark, New Jersey, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
1/2 x 9 11/16 x 1 5/8 in. (1.3 x 24.6 x 4.1 cm); 2 oz. 2 dwt. (65 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Ronald S. Kane, 1967
Accession Number:
67.35.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
Unger Brothers manufactured jewelry and other small silver items in quintessential Art Nouveau styles. Stamping machines created both form and ornament in an efficient, time-saving process. The female head and floral imagery on this brooch faithfully emulate contemporary French designs.
Marking: marked on rivet on underside: UB(conjoined) STERLING / 925 FINE (encricling the UB) (incuse)
Ronald S. Kane, New York, until 1967
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