Victorian silver figural napkin rings, circa 1880 -1900, are beautiful and fun to collect. These silver plated works of art are whimsical as well as practical. During the Victorian era, they were a show of status, as well as being functional. Each member of the family, or guest, would have their own figural napkin ring, usually representing their passions or hobbies.
This wonderful figural napkin ring has the figure of an Eagle or other large bird of pray proudly attached to the top of the ring. The sides are engraved with a stylized Art Nouveau floral motif. The ring measures 2 1/4" in height, 1 3/4" in length and 1 1/2" in width; there are no identifying marks as to the manufacturer. The ring is engraved with the initials "LAJ" on the underside. There are no condition issues, nice darkened aged patina.