Elegant antique French sterling silver 2" napkin ring PAIR, 95% pure silver with gorgeous Classical or French Empire style pattern, interlaced monograms in laurel wreaths 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 different on each though the patterns are identical, one for Clement Faure, Paris circa 1908 and the other I have yet to find reference for. YES, a PAIR here and 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)!
Excellent condition. Each one weighs 39 grams (78 grams total), built to last and in wonderful condition as you can see from the images. Some surface scuffing possible and one has a bit more tarnish in the pattern recesses. Likely not original to each other since the monograms are in different styles and the silversmiths are different but we thought we'd offer as a pair as they obviously match in pattern. See pictures for measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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