Pair Antique French Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Neoclassical Foliage & Ribbon
Pair Antique French Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Neoclassical Foliage & Ribbon
Pair Antique French Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Neoclassical Foliage & Ribbon
Pair Antique French Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Neoclassical Foliage & Ribbon
Pair Antique French Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Neoclassical Foliage & Ribbon
Pair Antique French Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Neoclassical Foliage & Ribbon
Pair Antique French Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Neoclassical Foliage & Ribbon

Pair Antique French Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Neoclassical Foliage & Ribbon

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Pair of antique Belle Epoque era French sterling silver napkin rings. Richly decorated with frieze of neoclassical style foliage done in raised relief. The decor comprises of sprigs of holly and laurel leaves laden with berries, accented with trailing ribbon, all on a fine textured ground. The motif encircles a central cartouche engraved with monograms of interlaced initials BL and LL. Both napkin rings bear hallmarks of the French Minerve or Minerva mark, the number 1 indicates 1st quality and denotes a content of .950 silver (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for sterling silver). Silversmith marks for Société Parisienne d'Orfèvrerie, active 1910-1914, located at 98 rue Vieille-du-Temple, Paris. Finely crafted of the highest quality French silver, solid with a good weight in hand. Both are in good condition. The total silver weighs 99.8 grams. Measuring 2 1/8" diameter x 1 5/8" height. Housed in the original presentation box, which shows wear from age, measuring 6 3/4" x 3 3/4" x 2 1/8" height.