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Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908
Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908 Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908 Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908 Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908 Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908 Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908 Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908 Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908 Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908 Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908 Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908

Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908

Pair of sterling silver napkin rings set with Scottish agate panels.

Hallmarked from Birmingham in 1908 with the makers mark being that of Adie & Lovekin Ltd.

Each does have a panel with damage, one more so than the other.

They measure 40mm in diameter and 12mm in depth.

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Pair Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Scottish Agate, Birmingham 1908

Pair of sterling silver napkin rings set with Scottish agate panels.

Hallmarked from Birmingham in 1908 with the makers mark being that of Adie & Lovekin Ltd.

Each does have a panel with damage, one more so than the other.

They measure 40mm in diameter and 12mm in depth.

DATE 1908
MAKER or SPONSOR MARK Adie & Lovekin Ltd
ASSAY OFFICE Birmingham
WEIGHT (Grammes) 22
WEIGHT (Troy) ….
REF:- 648X

Napkin rings were first introduced in France during the Napoleonic period. Subsequently, the middle classes mostly used napkin rings as a simple means of identifying who owned which napkin.

Firstly, napkin rings often appear as single items with the name or initials of the owner which can be given as Christening presents. In a similar vein, 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. Meanwhile many 19th century napkin rings were made of silver or silver plate, but others were made in bone, wood, pearl, embroidered material, porcelain etc.

Moreover, 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

Edwardian 1901-1910

Sponsor/Maker

Adie & Lovekin Ltd

REF CODE

648X