UNGER BROS. POSY HOLDER/Tussie Mussie - Very Art Nouveau with swirling lines forming a blank Cartouche. A Gentleman would snip a posy, stab its stem and pin on his lapel - a touch of elegance made of Sterling Silver by the Unger Bros - premier silversmith of its time. Posy Holder is 2-1/2" long and protrudes 1". Condition is excellent as is the integrity of the sterling.
Unger Bros. (1872-1910) was one of the most creative and premier manufacturers of Art Nouveau sterling silver items in the United States. The company's most popular lines were dresser sets (toilet sets) decorated with fantastic Art Nouveau designs incorporating flowers, heads of women with flowing tresses, ocean waves and/or seashells. Unger Flatware is the heaviest and most ornate among antique sterling.
Circa: Art Nouveau 1890 - 1910