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Sterling Silver Napkin Ring, Hallmarked Sheffield 1978, Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd
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Sterling Silver Napkin Ring, Hallmarked Sheffield 1978, Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd

English sterling silver napkin ring by Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd, hallmarked from Sheffield in 1978.

In good order and measures 54x24mm and 25mm in depth.

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Description

Sterling Silver Napkin Ring, Hallmarked Sheffield 1978

This item is an English sterling silver napkin ring made by Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd, hallmarked from Sheffield in 1978.

It is in good order and the ring measures 54 x 24 mm and 25 mm in depth.

DATE 1978
MAKER or SPONSOR MARK Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd
ASSAY OFFICE Sheffield
WEIGHT (Grammes) 28
WEIGHT (Troy) 0.90
REF:- 629D

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.  These 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

20th Century

Sponsor/Maker

Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd

REF CODE

629D