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Victorian Quadruple Silver Plate Engraved Napkin Ring G.H.C.
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Beautiful Victorian era quadruple silver plate napkin ring with hand-tooled engraving and the initials "G.H.C." engraved on the cartouche.  Dark silverplate patina both inside and out.  Very good condition with only a small bump on the bottom edge.  Measures 1-1/2" tall, 1-3/4" in diameter and weighs 1.2 ounces.  As are so many silverplated napkin rings from this era, it is unmarked as to maker.

By the 1890's, every member of a family had his own napkin ring made of either sterling or plated silver.  These were almost always identified with an initial or monogram, usually placed within a garland, scroll or cartouche.  If the napkin ring had been a gift on a birthday or some other special occasion, the date was often added, usually in script lettering. 

The Victorian silver plated (electroplated) napkin ring was at one time a standard accessory at the well-appointed dining table, used for both special occasions and everyday meals.  Napkin rings as we know them came into vogue in the Victorian period.  The idea of a napkin ring is first mentioned in print in an 1838 magazine devoted to needlework.  The first patent for napkin rings was issued in 1869.

A952 - Victorian Quadruple Silver Plate Engraved Napkin Ring G.H.C.
$25.00
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