1904 must have been one on Unger's most prolific years. Another pattern they released was Loves Dream. The design shows cupid on the terminal. This is another example of Unger's Art Nouveau style.
Food Pusher (4 1/8 inches)
Youth Tea Fork (6 inches)
Knife (7 1/4 inches)
The Story Behind this Blog
Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?
Friday, November 28, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Just look at the beauty of this Art Nouveau design by Unger. Les Circes, introduced by Unger in 1904 has the lovely image of a lady's face on the terminal with the tresses of her hair trailing down the stem. Once again Unger comes through with a sterling flatware pattern that is more a art than eating utensils, if you can find a piece.