Victorian era Napkin Ring circa (1880-1890) with beautifully intricate engine turned patterns. Engine turning is a decorative finishing method that creates geometrically repetitive designs called "Guilloche". This is machine done, usually to metal surfaces, although originally these designs were put on wood (1500's-1600's). It was not until the 18th century that silver and gold surfaces were made with engine turning devices. This Napkin Ring is unmarked but acid tested to be 800 silver. It is most likely of European descent and weighs a total of 25.8g or 0.82 troy oz. It measures approximately 1 1/2" long and 2" wide. The front is monogramed with the letters L.H.M.
800 Silver Victorian Napkin Ring