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Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Pair, Square, E F Braham Ltd (Edward Foligne Braham) 1938

£140.00

Pair of English sterling silver napkin rings of square form, hallmarked from Birmingham in 1938 with the makers mark being that of E F Braham Ltd (Edward Foligne Braham).

In very nice clean order with minor scuffing from useage.

They measure 41x41mm and 27mm in depth.

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Description

Sterling Silver Napkin Rings

Pair of English sterling silver napkin rings of square form, hallmarked from Birmingham in 1938 with the makers mark being that of E F Braham Ltd (Edward Foligne Braham).

In very nice clean order with minor scuffing from useage.

They measure 41x41mm and 27mm in depth.

DATE 1938
MAKER or SPONSOR MARK E F Braham Ltd (Edward Foligne Braham)
ASSAY OFFICE Birmingham
WEIGHT (Grammes) 63
WEIGHT (Troy) 2.02
REF:- 541R

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

George VI 1937-1952

Sponsor/Maker

E F Braham Ltd (Edward Foligne Braham)

REF CODE

541R