Fine antique French sterling silver 1 7/8" napkin ring, 95% pure silver with classical style laurel bands, guilloche style machined decoration and engraved "Maurice" dedication or monogram! The French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, 1st quality for .950 silver content. Silversmith marks for Cesar Tonnelier, Paris c. 1845-1882. Yes, a single 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 :). These are 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!
Very good condition. Weighs a heavy 1.3 troy ounces or 41.4 grams, built to last (as it has for its 100 or so years), great condition as you can see from the images. Light surface scuffing, a bit of visible tarnish, but it's in wonderful shape. See pictures for measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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