Figural Rogers & Bros. silver napkin ring with floral engraving and two 3-D figural birds, all on a triple silver plate napkin ring. These antique silverplate napkin rings are SO collectible! This silver napkin ring is in excellent condition, with no dings, dents, and just a touch of silverplate wear along the top engraving. The inside is highly polished silver and shows no wear or use marks.
By the 1890's, every member of a family had his own napkin ring made of either sterling or plated silver. These Victorian era napkin rings were almost always identified with an initial or monogram, usually placed within a garland or 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.
These antique napkin rings were cylindrical and quite wide at 1½ inches or more. About 1910 napkin rings became narrower, about an inch in width, and looked even smaller because they were nipped in at the middle. Decoration was sometimes applied. A small, inch-wide napkin ring of plated silver made around 1910, for example, was encircled with the stems, leaves, and buds of the large, open poppy that ornamented it.
(Please note that there is a huge influx of new imported silverplated napkin rings on the market. Be sure to look for the touchmark on the base if you want an authentic antique figural napkin ring!)
Rogers & Bros. are believed to have added holloware to their production about 1874. They became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. You can read more about the history of Rogers & Bros. at our Silver Manufacturres pages.
Measuring 2" high, 3½" from figural bird to the other. 1¾ diameter ring and weighing 4.1 ounces. Toucharmked on the base with Rogers & Bros. hallmark and Triple Plate.
A956 - Antique Rogers & Bros. Triple Silverplate Figural Napkin Ring