Art Nouveau Unger Bros Silver Teaspoon Figural Two Maiden's Heads Masks (ID:5059)

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 Antique, Art Nouveau sterling silver teaspoon. Figural theme in the Les Circes pattern. Made by Unger Bros (1872-1910) Newark New Jersey, early 20th c.

 

Measures: just under 5 7/8 inches long; weighs 30.9 grams.

 

Exceptional Art Nouveau design, beginning with the join of handle to bowl with scrolling ribbons, engraved and fluted, swirling up the handle. The scalloped shape of the handle is outlined and filled with a variety of raised scrolls, amidst which are a pair of faces: the lower of a beautiful maiden seen in profile, the upper, in high relief seen frontally, her cascading, flowing hair merging with the scrolls from below.

 

The back of the teaspoon with winding raised ribbons.

 

Marks: In a reserve formed by the scrolling ribbons, is the Unger Brothers mark - Unger Bros interlaced U & B as well as STERLING 925 FINE.

 

Condition: delicate wear, commensurate with age. (Negligible surface scratches shown hugely enlarged in photos).

 

In Greek mythology, Circe is a minor goddess of magic (or sometimes a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress), described in Homer's Odyssey as "The loveliest of all immortals".

$150.00

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