Lovely antique French sterling silver 2" napkin ring with ornate Louis XVI style decoration including bow & ribbon, floral garland, flower filled baskets and oval medallion sans monogram! This one bears the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" in the upper right corner stands for French 1st quality (.950 or 95% pure silver content). I haven't found a silversmith mark but it surely dates to the late 1800s.
Yes, a single here and 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 :). These are 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!
Very good condition. Heavy, this one weighs 43 grams and it's beautiful given its 100 or so years. Great condition as you can see from the images. Some faint surface scuffing possible and slightly out of perfect round (but I'll see about getting it closer). The seam is a bit visible on the back side and there are some spots of tarnish in the bas relief recesses and on the inside. See pictures for measurements.
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