Interesting and whimsical Sterling silver Chatelaine piece by Unger Brothers with multiple uses. On the back side there is a mirror, convenient for use on a chatelaine, around the edges of the disc are little holes to hold about 20 pins or needles for sewing, and then of course the front side with the repousse image depicting a heraldic pattern with knights helmet for decorative purposes. This would look really neat on a chain as a pendant. I have several chatelaine pieces so please check out my other listings! Late 1800s to early 1900s Victorian Era piece.The hallmarks were punched when the holes for the pins and needles were added after the silver was made, but they are there. RLING and on the hole next to it, most of the interlocking Unger UB hallmark was punched through, but you can make it out on the edge as seen in the photo under magnification. Comparable examples by Unger have also been seen in this form as an item they did make.
The mirror is cloudy and spotted from age where the back reflective side of the mirror has deteriorated. The ring attached to the piece to affix it to a chain is brass colored so not sterling like the piece itself and the sterling loop on the piece. I don't really see any pin dings, it seems to have held its shape well. But due to age, please note this is not a mint condition item. Lots of years left in this highly collectible item.Piece is 1 3/4 inches in diameter and about 5/8 of an inch thick. It weighs 18 grams but remember that includes the mirror. Very interesting and scarce piece! Would make an excellent collectible gift for yourself or a loved one! Please check out my other listings for high end sterling including including antique Tiffany & Co.
The item "UNGER Heraldic STERLING SILVER Chatelaine Mirror Pin Needle Holder Knight Sewing" is in sale since Sunday, July 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver". The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in Orange, California.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Barbados, Bermuda, Ecuador, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jordan, Cambodia, Luxembourg, Oman, Viet nam, Uruguay.