Fine antique French .800 (nearly sterling) silver 2" diameter napkin ring, 80% pure silver with ornate guilloche style machined or engraved bands top and bottom including wreaths and floral garland! This one bears the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, 2nd quality for .800 silver content (the tiny number "2" within the mark designates 80% pure and so just under the .925 standard for sterling silver). There is a date mark on the inside, the French insect mark but I've never learned to decipher those. No silversmith mark that I can find bur surely dates to the late 1800s.
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 33 grams and is in fine condition as you can see from the images. Some surface scratches and/or scuffing though with some edge 'nicks' so we've addressed that in the lower price. We'll also go over it with our wheel polisher before sending, that should bring it back to a higher luster with less visibility to the scuffing. See pictures for measurements.
Antique French .800 (nearly sterling) Silver Napkin Ring, Frieze Style Floral Garland Guilloche Style Decoration
$147 $195 SALE