This antique sterling napkin ring is in excellent condition with no dings or dents. It does have a nice patina to it, just right amount in my mind. The edges ae fluted and flared out and the mid section is ribbed all the way around to the cartouche which is monogrammed in fancy script HW. Made by Harry Atkins of Sheffield, England. Date mark for 1896-7 and the Sheffield marks. Stamped HA for Harry Atkins. More info below. This piece is 1 7/8" across and 1 1/2" deep and 1" tall. 21.8 grams of sterling silver.
The firm traces its establishment to Thomas Law in mid 18th century. It was succeeded by Henry Atkin and John Oxley trading as Atkin, Oxley & Co. In 1840 Henry Atkin continued the trade as Henry Atkin & Co at 32 Howard Street, Sheffield. After his death, his brothers Harry Wright Atkin, Edward Thomas Atkin and Frank Shaw Atkin continued the business as Atkin Brothers. The firm was converted in 1925 into a limited liability company under the style of Atkin Brothers (Silversmiths) Ltd. In 1958 the flatware business was sold to C J Vander of London and the hollowware business to Adie Brothers of Birmingham.