Antique Victorian James W. Tufts figural squirrel napkin holder / ring in excellent condition having a burnished silver plate finish and it appears on page 33 of it's era "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 finishes, so I am sure this one too was available in the other era typical finishes. It measures 1 7/8 inches long by 2 5/8 inches tall by 1 1/2 wide and with the burnished silver plated finish, any small defects is 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 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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