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Sterling Silver Napkin Rings
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Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Set Four, Birmingham 1947, Bishton’s Ltd

£495.00

A set of four English sterling silver napkin rings of unusual design by Bishton’s Ltd, hallmarked from Birmingham in 1947, each numbered between 1 and 4.

The odd minor small dink from normal useage but overall a good set of very good weight.

Each measures 45mm in diameter and 31mm in depth.

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Description

Sterling Silver Napkin Rings

A set of four English sterling silver napkin rings of unusual design by Bishton’s Ltd, hallmarked from Birmingham in 1947, each numbered between 1 and 4.

The odd minor small dink from normal useage but overall a good set of very good weight.

Each measures 45mm in diameter and 31mm in depth.

DATE 1947
MAKER or SPONSOR MARK Bishton’s Ltd
ASSAY OFFICE Birmingham
WEIGHT (Grammes) 172.5
WEIGHT (Troy) 5.54
REF:- 446A

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

Bishton's Ltd

REF CODE

446A