Lovely antique French hallmarked .800 (nearly sterling) silver napkin ring with flowing Art Nouveau style floral decoration and sinuous vines or tendrils! This one bears the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the curved outer shape and tiny number "2" within that mark means it's in .800 or better solid silver (at least 80% pure so just under the .925 standard for "sterling" silver. There is no silversmith that I can see, though I may just have missed it, but that's not uncommon on smaller French pieces or commissioned works.
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)!
Good condition. This one weighs 35 grams and is in fine condition as you can see from the images. Some slight surface scuffing possible. What keeps it from being 'excellent' is the slight visible separations on the back side where the originally flat panel is soldered together. See pictures for measurements.
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