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Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
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Sterling Silver Napkin Ring, Scottish Provincial, Cairngorm, William Robb Ballater

£395.00

Antique Scottish provincial sterling silver napkin ring set with a Scottish cairngorm, hallmarked from Edinburgh with the makers mark being that of William Robb of Ballater.

Very clearly hallmarked to the inside, outside engraved with ” A.J.B June 1908 Braemar”.

No damage, some small dark areas to the inside which may require a more in-depth polish.

Measures 41mm in diameter and 26mm in depth.

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Description

Sterling Silver Napkin Ring

Antique Scottish provincial sterling silver napkin ring set with a Scottish cairngorm, hallmarked from Edinburgh with the makers mark being that of William Robb of Ballater.

Very clearly hallmarked to the inside, outside engraved with ” A.J.B June 1908 Braemar”.

No damage, some small dark areas to the inside which may require a more in-depth polish.

Measures 41mm in diameter and 26mm in depth.

DATE 1903
MAKER or SPONSOR MARK William Robb
ASSAY OFFICE Edinburgh
WEIGHT (Grammes) 33
WEIGHT (Troy) ….
REF:- 579G

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

Scottish

Period

Edwardian 1901-1910

Sponsor/Maker

William Robb

REF CODE

579G