Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings
Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings
Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings
Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings
Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings
Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings
Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings
Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings
Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings
Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings
Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings
Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings
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Fine Set 4 French Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Cherub Mounted Napkin Rings

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  • Fine Set 4 Beautiful Handmade Matching In The Louis XVI Style Silver Plate Gilt Mounted Cherub Oval Napkin Rings. 
  • Finest quality each having an unusual most beautiful gilt mounted cherub attached.   
  • Stunning gilt work detail on the cherubs.  
  • A most stylish collectors item.
  • Made from silver plate with gilt finish.
  • Ideal to show off at your dinner party with family, friends & guests.   
  • Vintage circa late 20th century 1970's. 
  • Combined unwrapped weight of the 4 is about 150 grams approx. 
  • No hallmark & no makers mark.  
  • Napkin rings are cylindrical items designed to hold a table napkin or serviette neatly on a dining table.
  • The original purpose of the napkin ring was for hygiene.  
  • Cloth napkins were not washed every day, thus society needed a way to designate particular napkins to individual users. 
  • Singular napkin rings were often engraved with numbers to ensure that each person received their own napkin each mealtime. 
  • Etiquette ensured that guests would never be presented with a napkin ring, as this would imply that they were using an unclean, previously used napkin. 
  • Silver napkin rings began to rise in popularity among the European bourgeoisie from as early as 1800. 
  • The increased wealth of the middle class increased the use of such pieces throughout Europe and the Western world. 
  • References to silver napkin rings in American households can be found dating back to 1865. 
  • Silver napkin rings were typically sold in sets of four or six. 
  • As well as being practical, they were also utilised as table decorations. 
  • Napkin rings could feature many intricate designs, from stylised engraving to heavy chasing, or applied castings. 
  • Family monograms were also not uncommon.
  • Common materials for napkin rings included silver and silver plate.  
  • Napkin rings are known to be traditional christening gifts. 
  • In some cultures they have earned the moniker ‘christening bangle’.  
  • The tradition of gifting napkin rings as christening and wedding presents began in the 19th century.  
  • This practice continues today, perhaps due to the personal nature of such a gift. 
  • Condition report. 
  • Having some minor imperfections with being handmade.  
  • Offered in fine used condition. 
  • With some minor noticeable scuffs, scratches surface & stain marks commensurate with usage & age.
  • International worldwide shipping is available.
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  • Cash on collection is welcome.  
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Dimensions in inches & centimetres each  

1"  High (2.5cm) 
2"  Length (5cm)  
1"  Wide (2.5cm)                                 
               

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