DescriptionA MERIDEN BRITANNIA SILVER-PLATED COMBINATION NAPKIN RING WITH SALT AND PEPPER
Meriden Britannia Company, Meriden, Connecticut, circa 1875
Marks: MERIDEN B. COMPANY, 5
7 inches high (17.8 cm)
13.5 ounces (gross)
The diamond shaped stand, center hoop handle supports the napkin holder embellished with scroll-work above and held by dancing Russian figure below, is flanked by salt and pepper. A pair of leaves decorates either side of base.
Gottschalk, Lillian and Sandra Whitson, Figural Napkin Rings, Paducah, Collector Books, 1996, page 161, plate 392
Estimate: $700 - $1,000.
visible loss of silver plating, some pitting inside salt, surface scratches commesurate with age
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