Napkin rings were considered necessary for any proper table in the late19th century. Each individual would often have their own ring, the tables must have been quite charming. It would be a lovely tradition to revive today for special dinners.
This is a unique example of a napkin ring from the Aesthetic Era. The elegant arch has a beautiful, detailed foliate design on each side. At the apex is an circular plaque that would be perfect for a monogram. Around the blank center is a design of raised dots.
At the bottom, it is marked James W. Tufts Boston - Quadruple Silver Plate. There is a also a number 1642, which I presume is a design number. This is a very remarkable piece.
The condition is very good, with only light scratching which is consistent with normal wear.
The overall size of the piece is approximately 3-1/2" long, by 2" wide at the flared base. The internal measurement is 1" between the top of the arch and the lower cross piece. It stands a full 1-3/4" high.
Since the piece is silver plate, it does have the expected patina. I will be happy to ship as is, or if you would prefer, I would be happy to hand polish the piece for you before shipment.
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