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Decorative Sterling Silver Napkin Ring, Birmingham 1927, Joseph Gloster Ltd
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Decorative Sterling Silver Napkin Ring, Birmingham 1927, Joseph Gloster Ltd

Decorative sterling silver napkin ring with no engravings.

Hallmarked from Birmingham in 1927 with the makers mark being that of Joseph Gloster Ltd.

The odd small dark mark otherwise in very nice clean order.

Measures 42mm in diameter and 21mm in depth.

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Description

Decorative Sterling Silver Napkin Ring, Birmingham 1927, Joseph Gloster Ltd

Decorative sterling silver napkin ring with no engravings.

Hallmarked from Birmingham in 1927 with the makers mark being that of Joseph Gloster Ltd.

The odd small dark mark otherwise in very nice clean order.

Measures 42mm in diameter and 21mm in depth.

DATE 1927
MAKER or SPONSOR MARK Joseph Gloster Ltd
ASSAY OFFICE Birmingham
WEIGHT (Grammes) 23
WEIGHT (Troy) 0.73
REF:- 627g23

Napkin rings were first introduced in France during the Napoleonic period. The middle classes mostly used napkin rings as a simple means of identifying who owned which napkin.
Napkin rings often appear as single items with the name or initials of the owner which can be given as Christening presents. Pairs of napkin rings can be given as wedding presents and at silver weddings.

The use of napkin rings soon spread to most of the European countries and to America. Many 19th century napkin rings were made of silver or silver plate, but others were made in bone, wood, pearl, embroidered material, porcelain etc.

As mentioned, the napkin ring is a practical object with its historical roots in France. The napkin ring identified one’s napkin in between washes!

Additional information

Origin

English

Period

George V 1910-1936

Sponsor/Maker

Joseph Gloster

REF CODE

627g23