James W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800sJames W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800sJames W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800sJames W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800sJames W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800sJames W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800sJames W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800sJames W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800sJames W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800sJames W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800sJames W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800sJames W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800sJames W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800s

This ornately detailed Silverplate figural napkin ring is catalog #1620 by James W. Tufts and depicts a three-dimensional infant in a cradle. The baby holds a toy in his left hand and one tiny foot with all five toes sticks out from under the blanket. The head and foot of the cradle are decorated with flowers and leaves, and the sides each have a panel decorated to resemble wood grain. One side of the cradle has a fringed blanket draped over the side. Each bedpost has an additional detailed support that attaches to the curved rockers that actually rock this tiny baby bed.

This antique napkin ring measures 2-1/2 inches long by 1-3/8 inches wide and 2-1/4 inches high. The almost-square opening is 1-1/4 by 1-1/8 inches.

These figural napkin rings were very popular during the late 1800s, but fell out of fashion by around 1910. Made by James W. Tufts probably during the early period between 1875 and 1910, it is stamped with a Circular mark that reads “JAMES W. TUFTS BOSTON, WARRANTED QUADRUPLE PLATE” around a T in four-pointed star. Though internet searches turn up the undisputed "1620" catalog number, this one looks as though it is stamped "1820."

It is heavily tarnished and as collectors have varying preferences regarding cleaning silver, I will leave the cleaning to you. Three of the four bedposts are slightly bent at the top.

Item ID: 51903RL


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James W Tufts Silverplate #1620 Figural Cradle Napkin Ring circa late 1800s

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