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Sterling Silver Antique Napkin Rings, a Mixed Set of Eight
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mixed set of eight sterling silver napkin rings, circa 1880-1910. Various makers. A nice selection featuring bright cut and scrolled, rolled or banded rims, ranging in size from 2....
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Antique Napkin Rings, a Mixed Set of Eight
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mixed set of eight sterling silver napkin rings, circa 1880-1910, a later ring is engraved May 5. 1938. Various makers. A nice selection featuring bright cut and scrolled, rolled o...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Antique Napkin Rings, a Mixed Set of Eight, Various Makers
By Various Makers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mixed set of eight sterling silver napkin rings, circa 1880-1910, various makers. A nice selection of flared, rectangular, and paneled shapes, featuring bright cut patterns and scr...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Antique Napkin Rings, a Mixed Set of Eight, Various Makers
By Various Makers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mixed set of eight sterling silver napkin rings, circa 1880-1912, various makers. A nice selection of barrel, rectangular, paneled and round rings featuring bright cut patterns and...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Three Antique Sterling Napkin Rings
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Three antique sterling napkin rings: The short oval one is engraved and has a monogram that is difficult to read. 1.25" D x 1.75" W x 1.87" H The long oval ring is stamped "sterlin...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Other Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Three Antique Sterling Napkin Rings
  • Three Antique Sterling Napkin Rings
  • Three Antique Sterling Napkin Rings
  • Three Antique Sterling Napkin Rings
H .62 in. W 2.25 in. D 1.12 in.
Three Antique Sterling Napkin Rings, Two Adult, One Child
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Three antique sterling napkin rings: The child's ring has an embossed figure of a pig with hat sitting in a cart drawn by a donkey. The inscription reads "This little pig went to ma...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Other Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Napkin Ring International Silver, c1928
By International Silver
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1928, Sterling, International Silver. This fabulous Art Deco Napkin ring is a superb example of International Silver's Art Deco style set produced in sterling in the late 1920s...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Cohr Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
By Carl M. Cohr
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Cohr sterling silver napkin ring. Weighs 19 g (0.65 oz). Height measures 4.2 x 3.4 cm (1 2/3 x 1 1/3 inches).
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Cohr Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
  • Cohr Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
  • Cohr Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
  • Cohr Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
H 1.66 in. Dm 1.34 in.
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Napkin Rings
By Joseph Rodgers & Sons
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Edwardian English sterling silver napkin rings - boxed; part of our dining silverware collection. These exceptional antique Edw...
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Antique Early 1900s British Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Monogrammed Napkin Ring, Sterling Silver Engraved Round
Located in Greensboro, NC
Item: Napkin Ring Metal Content: Sterling Silver Measurements: 1 23/32"" (43.6mm) tall 2 1/16"" (52mm) in diameter, 1 25/32"" (45.2mm) inner diameter Total Weight: 37.8 Grams En...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Elizabeth II Sterling Silver Napkin Rings
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of vintage Elizabeth II English sterling silver napkin rings with hunting interest - boxed; part of our dining silverware collection These...
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Vintage 1960s British Elizabethan Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Napkin Ring #209
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver napkin ring #209. Measures 3.8 cm and is in good condition.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Mogens Bjørn-Andersen Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
By Mogens Bjørn-Andersen 1
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Bjørn-Andersen sterling silver napkin ring. Weighs 47 g (1.60 oz). Height measures 3 cm (1 3/16 in.).
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique English Pierced Sterling Silver Napkin Ring, Roses
By Roberts & Dore Ltd. 1
Located in Bath, GB
A stunning English napkin ring, pierced or reticulated, decorated with rose decoration. Fully hallmarked for London 1911 together with the maker's mark for Roberts and Dore. E...
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Vintage 1910s European Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Set of 2 Towle Sterling Silver Napkin Rings 8770
By Towle Silversmiths
Located in New Milford, CT
Set of 2 sterling silver napkin rings by Towle. Etched scroll and leaf design all around each ring. Monogram inside a dotted oval on each ring. On one ring, monogram on the out...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Vintage George VI Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, 1944
By Roberts & Dore Ltd. 1
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive set of six vintage George VI English sterling silver napkin rings; an addition to our London silverware collection This exceptional set of vint...
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Vintage 1940s English Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Handcrafted Sterling Silver Blossom Napkin Ring
By Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
The Blossom collection gives us an eye into the master’s ability to look at a landscape or bouquet and see the shapes within, and then bring them to life in silver. Pieces are whimsi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

1910s Antique George V Sterling Silver Duck Napkin Ring
By Crisford & Norris 1
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver duck napkin ring; an addition to our christening silverware collection. This exceptional antique Georg...
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Early 20th Century English Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Napkin Ring B3540
By Gorham
Located in New Milford, CT
Antique Gorham sterling silver napkin ring. Scalloped and ribbed edges on a polished ring with ornate monogram. The B hallmark dates this piece to 1869. Monogram on the outside app...
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Antique Late 19th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Pyramid Napkin Ring 22A
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver pyramid napkin ring 22A. Measures 5.4 cm / 2 1/8 in.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Gorham Engraved 1909 Napkin Ring, Sterling Silver Hollowware Octagon B3100
By Gorham
Located in Greensboro, NC
Item: Napkin Ring Brand: Gorham Metal Content: Sterling Silver Measurements: 1 7/16" (36.9mm) tall 2" (50.5mm) in diameter, 1 7/8" (47.5mm) inner diameter Total Weight: 34.9 Gram...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

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Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Napkin Rings Set of Six
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive set of six antique Victorian English sterling silver napkin rings - boxed; an addition to our dining silverware collection. This exceptional se...
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Antique English Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, 1898
By James Dixon & Sons
Located in Bath, GB
A wonderful pair of late Victorian napkin rings made from English sterling silver with embossed and engraved decoration, each with a vacant cartouche to the front. Both protected ...
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Antique 1890s English Late Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Antique Napkin Rings, Mixed Set of Six
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mixed set of six sterling silver napkin rings, circa 1880-1910, various makers. The rings are either engraved with initials or names, including Mellie, Anna and Howard. A nice sele...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Handsome Pair of English Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, 1949
Located in Bath, GB
Made from a good gauge of silver with a good weight. Both come in a presentation box and are in lovely condition, each measuring 1 3/4" in diameter x 1". The box measures 5 1/2" x 2 ...
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Vintage 1940s English Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Cactus Napkin Ring No 81A
By Georg Jensen, Gundorph Albertus
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver cactus napkin ring No 81A. Measures: 5.5 cm / 2 1/8 in. Design Gundorph Albertus, 1930.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Pyramid Large Napkin Ring #22D
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver pyramid large napkin ring #22D. Measures: 5.5 cm / 2 11/64 in. Weighs: 49 gram / 1.70 oz.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Acorn Napkin Ring/Keyring #208
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver acorn napkin ring or keyring #208. Measures: 3.7cm and is in used condition with wear.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Acorn Sterling Silver Napkin Ring No 110A
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen acorn sterling silver napkin Ring No 110A. Measures 5.5cm / 2 11/64 in.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Cactus Napkin Ring No 81B
By Georg Jensen, Gundorph Albertus
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver cactus napkin ring No 81B. Measures 4.5 cm / 1 49/64 in. Design Gundorph Albertus, 1930.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Harald Nielsen Napkin Ring #22B
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver Harald Nielsen napkin ring #22B. Has a few dents around the edges, but is overall in a good condition. Measures 4.5 x 2.5 cm / 1 49/64 in. x 0 63/64 in.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Acorn Napkin Ring Nob110B
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver acorn napkin ring No 110B. Measures 5 cm / 1 31/32 in.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen, Sterling, Art Deco Napkin Ring, Pyramid
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen. Sterling Art Deco Napkin Ring. Pyramid. Measures: Inside: 50 mm. x 25 mm. Stamped. In perfect condition.
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20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Acorn Napkin Ring by Johan Rohde
By Georg Jensen, Johan Rohde
Located in New York, NY
Before becoming a designer for the studio, Johan Rohde was impressed by the craftsmanship of Georg Jensen. Their first collaboration dates from 1904, when Rohde commissioned Georg Je...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Set of 4 Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Hand Hammered Napkin Rings
By Georg Jensen
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This set of four sterling silver napkin rings was made by the highly renowned Georg Jensen in approximately 1920 in an Art Deco style. This set of napkin rings appears as hand hammer...
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Cactus Napkin Ring by Gundorph Albertus
By Georg Jensen, Gundorph Albertus
Located in New York, NY
Designed in 1930 by Gundorph Albertus, the Cactus Cutlery pattern has elements of Art Deco’s penchant for striking decoration and the simplicity of form evident in the emerging funct...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Victorian Antique Set of 6 Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, 1900 Mappin & Webb
By Mappin & Webb
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1900 by Mappin & Webb, this very attractive set of 6, Antique Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, are presented in their original box, and feature engraved decor...
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Antique Early 1900s English Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Napkin Ring in Hammered Sterling Silver, Model Number 29A
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Georg Jensen napkin ring in hammered sterling silver. Model number 29A. Measures: Diameter: 4.5 cm. Width: 3.7 cm. Stamped. In excellent condition. Our skilled Georg Jensen silv...
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20th Century Danish Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Numbered Napkin Rings Set of Six, 1897
By James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive set of six individually numbered antique Victorian English sterling silver napkin rings - boxed; part of our silver dining collection. This exc...
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Handcrafted Sterling Silver Acorn Napkin Ring by Johan Rohde
By Georg Jensen, Johan Rohde
Located in New York, NY
Before becoming a designer for the studio, Johan Rohde was impressed by the craftsmanship of Georg Jensen. Their first collaboration dates from 1904, when Rohde commissioned Georg Je...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Napkin Ring Little Angel on Blue Enamel
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver napkin ring little angel on blue enamel design Harald Nielsen (1945-1952) Measures: 4.5 cm / 1.77 in. x 2 cm / .78 in. Weighs 33.7 g /0.84 oz. Item no.:...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Pair of English Art Deco Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, Boxed, 1939
By Adie Brothers
Located in Bath, GB
A fabulous and very smart pair Art Deco napkin rings in pristine condition complete in their original presentation box. Made from English sterling silver, they have engine turned ...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Silver Napkin Ring
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen silver napkin ring. Measures: Diameter 5 cm(1.96 in), weight 22.3 gr/0.79 oz (Early 826 silver and engraving) Item no.: 379175.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Georg Jensen Silver Napkin Ring
  • Georg Jensen Silver Napkin Ring
  • Georg Jensen Silver Napkin Ring
  • Georg Jensen Silver Napkin Ring
H 0.04 in. Dm 1.97 in.
Hans Hansen Silver Napkin Ring #3
By Hans Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hans Hansen silver napkin ring. Weighs 27 g (0.90 oz). Height measures 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in).
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Hans Hansen Silver Napkin Ring #3
  • Hans Hansen Silver Napkin Ring #3
  • Hans Hansen Silver Napkin Ring #3
  • Hans Hansen Silver Napkin Ring #3
H 1.23 in. Dm 0.04 in.
Art Deco Triangular Sterling Silver Set of Napkin Rings, Joseph Gloster 1927
By Joseph Gloster
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1927 by Joseph Gloster Ltd., this stylish set of 12 Sterling Silver Napkin Rings, are in the Art Deco taste, triangular in shape, and with engine turned d...
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver My Favourite Napkin Ring, Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe
By Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe, Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe in 1994, this series of children’s cutlery in sterling silver was inspired by Vivianna’s early childhood in Sweden. She explains, “When I behave...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Organic Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Pair of Napkin Rings in Original Box by J. Sanderson & Sons 1922
By John Sanderson & Son Ltd
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1922 by John Sanderson & Sons, this handsome pair of sterling silver napkin rings, are plain in design, and presented in their original box. Each napkin ri...
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Vintage 1920s English Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Victorian Napkin Rings
Located in London, GB
A fantastic pair of Victorian napkin rings in original fitted case. Beautifully engraved, with gold inlay. Made in Birmingham, 1880.
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Antique 1880s English Victorian Sterling Silver

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Silver

  • Pair of Victorian Napkin Rings
  • Pair of Victorian Napkin Rings
  • Pair of Victorian Napkin Rings
  • Pair of Victorian Napkin Rings
H 1.03 in. Dm 1.58 in.
Georg Jensen by Rohde Sterling Silver Napkin Ring Holder in Acorn Pattern in Box
By Georg Jensen, Johan Rohde
Located in New York, NY
An elegant sterling silver napkin ring holder by the Danish maker Georg Jensen in his fabulous Acorn pattern which was designed by Johan Rohde. Comes in fitted original Georg Jensen ...
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20th Century Danish Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Art Deco Period Set of 15 Sterling Silver Napkin Rings by Henry Atkin, 1939
By Henry Atkin
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1939 by Henry Atkin, this handsome set of 15 sterling silver napkin rings, are plain in style, and presented in their original box. Each napkin ring measur...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Two Boxed Pairs of Silver Napkin Rings
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
Two boxed pairs of silver napkin rings, one pair of plain cylindrical form inlaid with a blue enamel band at the rims, assay stamped Chester, 1918, the second pair with two pierced b...
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Vintage 1910s English Sterling Silver

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Silver, Enamel

  • Two Boxed Pairs of Silver Napkin Rings
  • Two Boxed Pairs of Silver Napkin Rings
  • Two Boxed Pairs of Silver Napkin Rings
  • Two Boxed Pairs of Silver Napkin Rings
H 0.1 in. W 0.1 in. D 0.1 in.
Collection of 8 Assorted English Hallmarked Napkin Rings
Located in Port Chester, NY
Glamorous group for dinner for eight. All in very good condition. A lovely gift, wonderful to buy for yourself! All napkin rings are from Birmingham England. Very similar in size. Lo...
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Early 20th Century English Sterling Silver

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Silver

Collection of 6 Assorted English Hallmarked Napkin Rings
Located in Port Chester, NY
Glamorous group for dinner for six. All in very good condition. A lovely gift, wonderful to buy for yourself! All napkin rings are from Birmingham England. Very similar in size. Look...
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Early 20th Century English Sterling Silver

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Silver

Collection of 6 Assorted English Hallmarked Napkin Rings
Located in Port Chester, NY
Glamorous group for dinner for six. All in very good condition. A lovely gift, wonderful to buy for yourself! All napkin rings are from Birmingham England. Very similar in size. Look...
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Early 20th Century English Sterling Silver

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Silver

Silver Napkin Ring with Freemason Symbol, 830 S, DG, No 8
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Silver napkin ring with freemason symbol, 830 S, DG, No 8. Measures: 5.3 x 3.4 x 1.4 cm / 2 3/32 x 1 11/32 x 0 35/64 in.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Chinese Silver Dragon Napkin Ring Dated circa 1900
Located in London, GB
Chinese silver dragon napkin ring dated circa 1900 Probably made in Hong Kong. Marked 90 inside napkin ring, which normally means 90% silver content.
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chinese Export Sterling Silver

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Silver

Pair of Bark Effect Silver Napkin Rings,Wakely and Wheeler, London, 1973
By James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler
Located in London, GB
Pair Of bark effect silver napkin rings,wakely and wheeler, London,1973 Extremely heavy quality weighing 3.66 troy ounces the two. At this time "Bark Effect" was a very popular way...
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Vintage 1970s Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Set of Six Elizabeth II Parcel-Gilt Britannia Standard Silver Napkin-Rings, 2002
By Asprey & Garrard Limited
Located in Glasgow, GB
A cased set of six Elizabeth II parcel-gilt Britannia standard silver napkin rings, by Asprey & Co Ltd, London, 2002. The napkin rings are of typical round form, with a parcel-gilt r...
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Early 2000s British Modern Sterling Silver

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Britannia Standard Silver

Denmark 936 Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Denmark 936 Sterling Silver Napkin Ring This is a lovely Denmark sterling silver napkin ring. Measurements: Napkin rings measures 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter; 5 and 1/2 inche...
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20th Century Flatware and Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver napkin ring #423. Measures: 5.5 cm x 3.5 cm (2 11/64" x 1 3/8"). Weighs 40 g / 1.4 oz.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Tableware

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Sterling Silver

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Sterling Napkin Ring For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the sterling napkin ring you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each sterling napkin ring for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, silver and sterling silver. Find 189 options for an antique or vintage sterling napkin ring now, or shop our selection of 6 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a sterling napkin ring — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A sterling napkin ring made by Victorian designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. Georg Jensen, Tiffany & Co. and Walker & Hall each produced at least one beautiful sterling napkin ring that is worth considering.

How Much is a Sterling Napkin Ring?

Prices for a sterling napkin ring start at $74 and top out at $4,684 with the average selling for $655.

Finding the Right Sterling Silver for You

Dining and entertaining changed drastically when we began to set our tables with sterling silver for holiday gatherings, wedding receptions, engagement parties and, in some of today’s homes, everyday meals.

Often called the “Queen of metals,” silver has been universally adored for thousands of years. It is easy to see why it has always been sought after: It is durable, strong and beautiful. (Louis XIV had tables made entirely of silver.) Sterling silver is an alloy that is made of 92.5 percent silver — the “925” stamp that identifies sterling-silver jewelry refers to this number. The other 7.5 percent in sterling silver is typically sourced from copper.

Neoclassical-style sterling-silver goods in Europe gained popularity in the late 18th century — a taste for sterling-silver tableware as well as tea sets had taken shape — while in the United States, beginning in the 19th century, preparing the dinner table with sterling-silver flatware had become somewhat of a standard practice. Indeed, owning lots of silver goods during the Victorian era was a big deal. Back then, displaying fine silver at home was a status symbol for middle-class American families. And this domestic silver craze meant great profitability for legendary silversmith manufacturers such as Reed & Barton, Gorham Manufacturing Company and the International Silver Company, which was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898, a major hub of silver manufacturing nicknamed “Silver City.”

Today, special occasions might call for ceremonial silver designed by Tiffany & Co. or the seductive sterling-silver cutlery from remarkable Danish silversmith Georg Jensen, but there really doesn’t have to be an event on the calendar to trot out your finest tableware.

Event- and wedding-planning company maestro Tara Guérard says that some “investment pieces,” such as this widely enamored alloy, should see everyday use, and we’re inclined to agree.

“Sterling-silver flatware is a must-have that you can use every single day, even to eat cereal,” she says. “Personally, I want a sterling-silver goblet set for 12 to 20; I would use them every time I had a dinner party. Ultimately, there are no criteria for buying vintage pieces: Buy what you love, and make it work.”

Whether you’re thinking “ceremonial” or “cereal,” browse a versatile collection of vintage, new and antique sterling-silver wares on 1stDibs today.