Elegant antique French sterling silver 2" napkin ring, 95% pure silver with ornate machined or engraved guilloche style decoration including oval medallion sans monogram and subtle convex shaping! 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 illegible but I've not found reference to it yet. The piece surely dates from the 1880s to earliest 1900s.
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 a light 13 grams but is in fabulous condition as you can see from the images. Some slight surface scuffing possible and very slightly out of perfect round. See pictures for measurements.
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