Antique Russian hallmarked .800 (nearly sterling) silver 1 3/4" napkin ring with ornate Aesthetic style decoration, no monogram and 1889 silversmith markings! I've not been able to find a reference to the maker but it appears to read "BA", possibly for Vasily Agafonov, and then there's the Russian marking in oval the the rider on horseback (St. George slaying the dragon), "AA" for the assayer Anatoly Apollonovich Artsybashev and "1889" as the date of manufacture. A lovely little ring, enjoy!
YES, a single here but 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)!
Very good condition. This one weighs a relatively heavy 34 grams, built to last, great condition as you can see from the images with just some surface marks/nicks or scuffs. There is a bit of darkening visible in the images but they're not as noticeable in person. 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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