Gorgeous antique French sterling silver 2" napkin ring with ornate guilloche style machined or engraved decoration including frieze style scrolling foliate bands, "field of stars" accenting and medallion with interlaced "EL" monogram! It 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). The silversmith mark is for Henri Gabert, Paris circa 1882-1901.
Yes, a single here but actually a perfect match for another that we're listing today, I'm sure I should have offered as a pair but decided to photograph and sell separately this time (that one with a "his & her" style LL monogram). Also 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. Weighs a relatively heavy 35 grams and it's beautiful given its 100 or so years. Great condition as you can see from the images. Some surface scuffing possible and a bit of visible tarnish on the inside. See pictures for measurements.
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