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Sterling Art Nouveau Ink Eraser, Lady with Cascading Hair and Flowers
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The lovely designs of the Art Nouveau period featured wonderful motifs of women with long flowing hair, among other designs. There was some overlap between the Victorian and Art Nouveau periods (1890-1910 for AN).
Initially, I had been advised that this was a piece by Unger, who produced gorgeous sterling silver 'hollow ware' pieces. I have since been informed by another knowledgeable person that this is not in fact by Unger Brothers, and that this style was produced after the style, but not of the quality, of Unger Brothers, and that this particular piece is the latter.
Nevertheless, this is a lovely and fascinating piece. Ink erasers were used during the Victorian and Art Nouveau periods to scrape off ink after it has dried.
The handle of this ink eraser is a repousse figure of an exquisite woman with her flowing hair and flowers at her hair and bodice. The repousse is repeated on its reverse side.
The piece is marked sterling and its total weight is 24 grams. These pieces are generally weighted, and although it is not specifically stated, I assume it to be (as stated above, to be hollow-ware).
Total measurement is 5" by 1-1/8" - the sterling repousse section is 3-1/2" and the tool portion is 1-5/8". It is in lovely condition - no major dings, a couple of pinpoint marks, which I have shown in the photos. The blade itself does seem to have a chipped area towards the tip.
This is an exquisite piece which is sure to appeal to collectors of all types.
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Cate Hestilow, San Diego, CA
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