Unger Bros. Art Nouveau Sterling Pin Circa 1900

This beautiful Art Nouveau lady is just wonderful. Unger is considered to be one of the top Art Nouveau jewelry designers & this pin is no exception. She is comprised of double wall construction which means she was two pieces (designed front/smooth un-patterned back) soldered together & has a hollow interior. There are no cracks, openings in her seam. Her front design area is in excellent plus condition. Her facial features are crisp, well rounded / curved & defined without dents. Her hair & flower definition lines are also excellent. The pin has it's original C clasp, pin stick & hinge all in smooth working order. The pin stick is straight with just a slight curve to the end's last 1/4" with the point still in good working order. The backside has a light indent (see > < marks photo # 4) that I believe to have been caused from finger pressure from holding pin while attaching her to clothing. At a guess I would estimate it to be 1/32" at it's deepest point. You can also find on the backside & side rims some of those normal 1/64" & 1/32" shallow circular indents as found in antique silver, but NO holes. We find no missing pieces or repairs to the pin. The Unger hallmark is on the backside as well as a designed vent hole. This hole was to allow heat to escape during solder work of seams, clasp & pin attachment. Our lovely lady is 2 3/4" tall & approx 2 1/8" at widest point. With her wonderful design & condition she's a must have for an Unger collector or that lady who loves true antique Art Nouveau jewelry!

Item ID: 593

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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: silver, Size: L

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