Object of the Day: An Antique Silver Napkin Ring

Saturday, April 30, 2011


From my collection of antique napkin rings comes another engraved silver piece. My guess is that this silver ring dates to the 1920’s. With its beaded edge and chased checkerboard pattern, it demonstrates the ideals of 1920’s English design. As is often the case, this has been monogrammed within a smooth silver circle. A florid “F” stands out against the geometric design.

I like napkin rings and wish that we could use them more often. Cloth napkins don’t really lend themselves to daily use, but I think it’s always nice to dress a beautiful table every so often. It can give importance to even the simplest meal.


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