This sterling napkin ring is an early piece from Gorham and a fine example of early American silver. There is a wonderful repousse design of medieval dancers encircling the ring, with a shield shape cartouche engraved "Aunt Dora." The background for the dancers is hand hammered; there is a sinuous leafed garland running between and around the dance pairs. The costumes of the male dancers are complete with capes and leggings. The female dancers wear flowing long dresses and capes swirling with the dance. One of the remarkable features of this napkin ring is the sense of movement captured with the design. This is a heavy napkin ring at 62.7 grams or 2.21 ounces. Inside the ring is the Gorham mark (lion rampant, anchor, G) "sterling", and the design number 1760. The diameter of the ring is 1.75 inches and the width is just slightly under 1.75 inches. The napkin ring was made in the last half of the nineteenth century. It is in beautiful condition.
We invite you to view our selection of fine antique sterling napkin rings in our Ruby Lane shop, "Camden House Antiques". We offer napkin rings by exceptional makers chosen for design and condition. Note the weight of our choice of napkin rings-often 50% or more the weight of an average sterling ring at 1 ounce or less.
Antique Gorham Sterling Napkin Ring, Dancing Figures - Rare
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