Condition: Wear throughout consistent with age and use. A lovely aged patina. The tops mechanism works remarkably well and closes tightly. The hinge also works well and is tight with a tiny amount of play. There is a visible shallow dent on the very bottom of the piece that is hard to detect initially as the area is curved. The top has a small dent to the outer edge. There is also an elongated dent that runs along the seam about an inch and a quarter long on one side. These are mentioned for accuracy and do not detract from the beauty of the piece.
Measures approximately 4 3/8 inches tall by 2 3/4 inches wide by 1 3/8 inches deep. Weighs approximately 2.36 Troy ounces.
The Unger Brothers Company, located in Newark NJ, were manufacturers of fine silver from 1872-1914. They are best known as manufactures of art Nouveau sterling silver. Their lines included jewelry, flatware, smoking accessories, dresser and desk sets and much more.