Unger Brothers of Newark, N.J. was one of the most creative manufacturers of Art Nouveau sterling silver items in the United States. Many of their wonderful designs were inspired by the art work of Alphonse Mucha, the artist whose ladies wore their hair in long flowing tresses. Their most prolific output was between 1895-1907, the peak of their popularity. Like the flowing tresses of the Nouveau ladies, the sinuous designs of the flora of the period were also inspirational, including the "Poppy" design that is so artfully portrayed on the sterling silver top of this 4" tall by 1-1/2" diameter crystal decagon. The inside of the lid is gilded to prevent tarnishing that might occur because of the contents. The word "Sterling" and the Unger Bros. mark of an intertwined "U" with a "B" is impressed on the side of the silver top that simply fits tightly over the jar(does not screw on). There are a couple of tiny dings on the side of the lid, a few fleabites on the bottom of the crystal jar, and a stress crack at top of rim, as shown in the photos, but they are minor imperfections in this beautiful, scarce antique dresser jar. It would make a lovely gift for Mother's Day or a special birthday. Thank you for visiting. Please email me if I can help you in any way.
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