Gorgeous antique French sterling silver 2" napkin ring, 95% pure silver with ornate Louis XV style pattern including a unique repeating brocade style pattern, acanthus & rocaille framed medallion with “Julia 28 Mars 1909" inscription or dedication and fabulous condition! This one bears 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 is for Victor Boivin, Paris circa 1897 to early 1900s.
Yes, a single here but 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 and is in fabulous condition as you can see from the images. Some light surface scuffing possible and a bit of tarnish in the recesses. Very, very slightly out of perfect round. See pictures for measurements.