Fine antique French sterling silver 1 7/8" napkin ring, 95% pure silver with ornate guilloche style machined or engraved decoration including scrolling foliage & palmettes and medallion with interlaced "GL" monogram! This one bears the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, 1st quality for .950 silver content (the tiny number "1" within the mark designates 95% pure and so higher than the .925 standard for sterling silver). The silversmith mark is for 'Ladoucette & Gavard' circa 1869-1886, Jules Ladoucette, 17 rue Réaumur, Paris.
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)!
Good to very good condition. This one weighs a heavy 43 grams and is in fine condition as you can see from the images. Some slight surface scuffing though and a bit of tarnish visible within the hallmarks and machined decoration. 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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