Victorian silver clothes brush monogram challenge

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Sterling silver Victorian clothes brush

A triple surrounded by a swirling Art Nouveau pattern.

It’s a chilly, breezy day here in Washington and as I’m all bundled up, it seemed an appropriate day to present the Victorian silver clothes brush monogram challenge.  

This lovely piece was made by Unger Brothers of Newark, NJ probably just before the 20th century.  It is oval shaped with a glorious sterling silver back and natural bristles.

Form and function

Victorian Silver Clothes Brush

Tally was glad to help!

With an item like a clothes brush, function is just as important as form.  In the spirit of consumer testing, my darling Talisker kindly donated some Golden Retriever fur for my sleeve.  The brush took care of them no problem. 

Click for full details of this Victorian silver clothes brush.

How to play the vintage silver top walking stick monogram challenge

For those of you who are new, welcome and thanks for taking a look around. The monogram challenge is simple to play. Take a look at the photo and leave your best guess in the comments below. If more than one person gets the answer correct, I’ll draw names out of my hat to break the tie. The winner is then announced the next Monday.

As with any good contest, prizes are involved. To read all about that and the official rules click here – Monogram Challenge Rules. If you are looking for information about Monograms on Silver – click Silver Monogram Rules – Google sends people astray every so often.

Last week’s vintage silver monogram challenge

silver top walking stick

A very, very difficult monogram.

Last week’s triple was extremely difficult.  It is EIB.  Isabelle, Jaqui and Elizabeth all answered correctly.

And Random.org tells me that the winner is…..Isabelle Fredborg!

Congratulations Isabelle, you have a knack for these difficult triples.  Please contact me to claim your silver sixpence.

PS

Does your pet like to share as much fur as mine does?

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