Gorgeous antique to vintage French sterling silver 2" napkin ring PAIR, 95% pure silver with gorgeous Louis XVI or rococo style pattern, “MV" monogram on one and both in fabulous condition! The French Minerve or Minerva hallmark on each, 1st quality for .950 silver content (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for sterling silver). Silversmith marks are for Henri Lapeyre, Paris circa 1895-1923. YES, a PAIR here and two 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 to excellent condition. This one weighs 46-48 grams (94 grams total for the two), built to last, great condition as you can see from the images. A tiny scuff possible and they've recently been polished to a high shine. There is a visible line on the back side of one, the point at which the silver panel is soldered to form the ring. One has a small push to the upper back edge. Only one has a monogram, the other is blank. See pictures for measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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