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.
Illustrated: Gottschalk, Lillian and Sandra Whitson, Figural Napkin Rings, Paducah, Collector Books, 1996, page 145, plate 355
Condition Report: Very good condition overall, minor loss of silver plating, surface scratches commensurate with age.
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