At one time, we did a fair amount of entertaining. I loved a small dinner party of six to eight guests. I collected antique napkin rings, all different, all unusual, and found them to be a great hit. This is a beautiful and unusual one to start your special collection. The elves give a really happy feeling.
A REED & BARTON SILVER-PLATED FIGURAL NAPKIN RING
Reed & Barton, Taunton, Massachusetts, circa 1875
Marks: MF'D & PLATED BY REED & BARTON, 1326
4 inches high (10.2 cm)
9 ounces (gross)
The napkin ring with two elves balancing the napkin ring on a decorative scrolled pedestal.
Gottschalk, Lillian and Sandra Whitson, Figural Napkin Rings, Paducah, Collector Books, 1996, page 145, plate 355
Very good condition overall, minor loss of silver plating, surface scratches commensurate with age.
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