This item is an antique sterling silver brush sold by E. Jaccard Jewlry CO. It is was more than likely a part of a larger vanity or dresser set. I have seen these referred to as a hat brush, clothing brush, bonnet brush, or a whisk. The handle has a scroll and flower design. It is monogrammed with LRC. It is marked with Jaccard on one side and sterling on the other. The item is is relatively good condition for its age but it is a vintage item so it does have some light scratches and wear that would be expected of an item this old.
JACCARD HISTORY: 1829-Louis Jaccard opens store in St. Louis 1837-Eugene Jaccard arrives from Switzerland to join the company 1845-A. S. Mermod, cousin of Eugene, added to firm. 1847-D. C. Jaccard comes from Switzerland and joins firm 1864-with Goodman King, Mermod and Jaccard form D. C. Jaccard & Co. 1883-incorporated as Mermod and Jaccard Jewelry Co. A few years later they buy out E. Jaccard Jewelry Co. 1888-Eugene G. E. and Walter M Jaccard, sons of D. C., open store in KC after 1895-Ernest A. Jaccard, another son of D. C., leaves St. Louis and joins brother Walter in Jaccard Jly. Co.
The sterling handle measures around 3 3/4 inches long and almost 3 1/2 inches wide as well with 3” inch bristles. Please visit Timber Hills Antique Shop on Ruby Lane for different and unique items. Items added on a regular basis!!!
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