Completely restored (silver re-plated) in Quadruple Silverplate by the artisans at the Wythe Lamp & Shade Hospital in Newport News, Virginia, is this ornate Victorian quadruple silverplate bride's wedding napkin ring, perfect for a wedding gift or for a new bride. Ornate cast and applied 3-D woman's / bride hand in a bridal glove, holding a long stem branch of florals, this silverplate bride's wedding napkin ring is in mint SILVER - REPLATED condition!
The back of the quadruple silverplate napkin ring is blank and could easily be monogrammed with the bride's new initials! Would make a spectacular wedding gift or for use at the bridal dinner.
The napkin ring was at one time a standard accessory at the well-appointed dining table, used for both special occasions and everyday meals. A napkin ring sometimes had the name or initials of a household member engraved on it, so that the napkin in it could be reserved for that particular diner.
Many napkin rings were simple cylinders, but the form was elaborated on significantly, incorporating sculptural figures and intricate decorations. Late 19th and early 20th century napkin holders still exist.
Silver-plated examples were moderately priced and an interesting and varied collection can be assembled with relative ease. Collectors should seek out those which have spirited ornamentation or fanciful features, because these are of greater interest and will appreciate in value much more quickly than a relatively plain napkin ring.
The bridal Victorian quadruple silver plate wedding napkin ring measures 1-3/4" diameter and 1-5/8" high and weighs a hefty 3 ounces.