Gorgeous antique French sterling silver 2" napkin ring, 95% pure silver with ornate Louis XVI or rococo style pattern, foliate accents, interlaced "BC" or "CB" monogram and fabulous condition! The French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within that mark means it's 1st quality for .950 silver content (at least 95% pure silver and higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). The silversmith mark on this one is for Queille (Lapparra successor), a mixture of the mark for Pierre and Eugene Queille of Paris and likely circa the mid 1800s.
We’ve amassed well 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 a bulky 37 grams, built to last, great condition as you can see from the images. A tiny scuff possible and a bit of tarnish in the recesses. See pictures for measurements.
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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