Fine antique French sterling silver 2" napkin ring with slightly convex shaping, ornate guilloche style machined decoration, bead festooned bands top & medallion with "DF" monogram! Stamped with the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within that mark means it's 1st quality for .950 or better silver content (at least 95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). The silversmith mark is there but only partially legible.
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 ownersâ names on them. Just a massive array of styles and aesthetically unbeatable! Browse and enjoy, they're all so lovely and sure to add to your fine dining experience (and that of your guests, too)!
Good condition. This is about average at 29 grams and is in slightly flawed condition as you can see from the images. There are a few splits to the bead festooned edges and silver solder spots on the inside. See pictures for measurements.