Victorian James W. Tufts squirrel napkin ring in excellent condition with a burnished silver plate finish is here and it also appears on page 33 of the Victorian era's "Catalogue Supplement, 1897, Fine Plated Table Ware, James W. Tufts, Boston." On that page many rings / holders, along with other objects were shown and listed in a variety of era typical finishes. It measures 1 7/8 inches long by 2 5/8 inches tall by 1 1/2 wide; with the beautiful burnished silver plated finish, any small defects would be virtually undetectable. If you look at the photo showing the bottom, (photo 4), you will notice the oak branches; when the holder is setting without a napkin in the holder, it rocks slightly and the oak branches steady it, with a napkin is in place, of course, no rocking occurs. I've read reviews on similar holder's and this seems to be a common trait. This is a very fine example of a Victorian napkin holder, as well as, James W. Tufts' work and a wonderful collectable. (L1163)
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