Fine antique French .800 (nearly sterling) silver 2" napkin ring, 80% pure silver with ornate guilloche style machined or engraved decoration and "Anatole" personalized inscription! This one bears the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "2" within that mark means it's 2nd quality for .800 silver content (at least 80% pure so just under the the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). The silversmith mark is smaller than normal and illegible, possibly "GC" though I can't be certain and, therefore, haven't been able to name the maker or narrow down the dates of manufacture.
YES, a single here but one of several superb antique and vintage sterling silver napkin rings that we're adding today (and in the weeks ahead) so be sure to browse our current offerings to build a collection fit for royalty :). Weâve amassed over 100 great old mostly French sterling napkin rings over the years and Iâm working on them now. They're great mixed & matched around your table, wonderful to find a set of twelve or more matching pieces but who could be so lucky. And, isn't it much neater if all are unique, each with a history...a story of its own! We have rococo style napkin rings, guilloche style machined or engraved napkin rings, French Empire style napkin rings, personalized napkin rings with the original owners names on them. Just a massive array of styles and aesthetically unbeatable! Browse and enjoy, theyâre all so lovely and sure to add to your fine dining experience (and that of your guests, too)!
Very good condition. This one weighs 23 grams and is in wonderful condition as you can see from the images. One small split to the bottom edge of the back side but it's stable. Some slight surface scuffing possible. See pictures for measurements.