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UNGER BROTHERS sterling Art Nouveau Iris motif lorgnette, circa 1900

Designer: Signed, misc
Price: $198.00
Description UNGER BROTHERS sterling Art Nouveau Iris motif lorgnette, circa 1900.  This is 5" long by 1-1/4" and weighs about 1.28 ounces in total.  Marked inside under the Iris, and like most Unger lorgnettes, it's a difficult mark to see.  It will not open without a bit of help, as the opening spring is broken, but it does close with a click and stay closed.  There is a small chip in one of the lenses, so it's priced accordingly.

See "Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition" by Karlin, page 166 for a very similar lorgnette.  Unger Brothers was an American company that worked in New Jersey and they made both jewelry and sterling items starting in the late 1870s.    View   View     
Product #V36419
All items in excellent vintage condition unless otherwise noted.
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