Elegant PAIR of antique French .800 (nearly sterling) silver 2" napkin rings with "his & her" type interlaced monograms and fluted rims with crossed ribbon decoration! Both bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the shape and tiny number "2" within the marks means they're in .800 or better silver content (80% pure and so just under the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). There are no tiny silversmith marks that I've been able to find but not uncommon with smaller silver works or if they were commissioned pieces.
YES, a PAIR here, hard to find. This listing is 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 themâ¦ 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. Each weighs a heavy 41 grams so that's 2.65 troy ounces or 82 grams total. Both are in fine condition as you can see from the images with just some slight surface scratches and scuffing. See pictures for measurements.