Lovely group of 5 different, silverplated napkin rings that date from the 1870's to 1890s. These are as I purchased them, and I have not cleaned, or polished any of them. My favorite is the large, heavy ring that has a "lily pad" base. and a lily on the handle. It measures 2&1/2 inch tall, and 3&1/2 wide. Marked on the bottom, "MERIDEN Co.", and, "Quadruple Plate". The other ring that has a base is marked, "Meriden B. Company" with scales, "130". It has an etched leaf design on the base, and around the ring. The Meriden B. (Britannia) Company was established in Hamilton, Ontario Canada in 1879, which became the Meriden Silver Co. of Meriden, Connecticut in 1896. The mark indicates this piece was made between 1879 and 1895. The other three have no marks. The one that appears darkest in the photos, has a decorated rim on the top and bottom. One of those edges has a 1 inch section of damage, like it may have been attached to a base when it was made. It functions perfectly, as a napkin ring, the way it is. PLEASE NOTE that ALL have some wear to the silver plating. This is a wonderful group for your collection, or unique addition to your Victorian dining table.
I currently have other Victorian napkin rings in my shop, and am happy to combine shipping. To see the others, please type, "napkin ring" in the search box at the top of the page. Others purchased with this group will ship for free.
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Item ID: 5310