Fine antique French .800 (nearly sterling) silver 2" napkin ring with ornate guilloche style engraved or machined decoration & "Blanche" inscription or dedication! This one bears the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the curved outer shape of the mark and the tiny number "2" within designates 80% pure or better silver content so just under the .925 standard for sterling silver. I did not find the tiny silversmith mark, not uncommon with these smaller or even commissioned pieces.
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 :). We’ve amassed over 100 great old mostly French sterling napkin rings over the years and I’m 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, they’re all so lovely and sure to add to your fine dining experience (and that of your guests, too)!
Very good condition. This one weighs 32 grams and is in fine condition as you can see from the images. Some slight surface scuffing and a bit of tarnish or darkening visible. See pictures for measurements.
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