American sterling silver Art Nouveau large vase in the Secret of the Flowers pattern by Unger Brothers. This vase was created in the year that the pattern was first introduced, 1904.
This visually stunning, high relief design vase features four panels of the lovely Unger Lady rising from the flowers and reaching for the blossoms above her lovely outstretched hands.
The areas above her hands are reserves, one of which is inscribed: Womanâ€²s Choral Club Apr 29 - 04, another is monogrammed in ornate, period script: KBP. The other two reserves are blank.
The large, fluted top ornate body rests upon an elongated, pedestal base decorated with applied conforming flowers.
Likely the best example of Art Nouveau we have ever seen, it justifies the reputation Unger has for fine quality work and is sure to please the most discriminating collector.
Weighing 370 grams or 11.9 ozs, this truly magnificent vase is 10" tall, 4 1/4" wide and 5" in diameter at its base.
Monogrammed and inscribed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.