Fine antique French sterling silver 2" napkin ring, 95% pure silver with ornate guilloche style machined or engraved decoration including frieze style bands and foliage & flower accented banner shaped medallion with "Benjamin" inscription or dedication! This one bears the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, 2nd quality for .800 or better silver content (the tiny number "2" within the mark designates 80% pure and so just under the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). The silversmith mark is likely for Alphonse Lepicier, Paris circa 1884-1890.
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 38 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. Very slightly out of perfect round. See pictures for measurements.
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