This wonderful American napkin ring was made by the prestigious New York City firm of Wood and Hughes sometime before 1900. The company closed its doors in 1899 after many years in business. Their mark is shown in the last picture (the S in those days was the symbol for sterling). There is considerable decoration on this ring at the top and bottom. Wood and Hughes was noted for this detailed work. In addition to the extremely fine work, the ring is quite heavy. It weighs 2.4 ounces on a postal scale, more than twice the average weight of a sterling napkin ring. The opening is 1.75 inches and the width (or height) is also 1.75 inches. There is a lightly engraved monogram. The ring is in almost pristine condition.