Description

    A 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.

    Illustrated:
    Gottschalk, Lillian and Sandra Whitson, Figural Napkin Rings, Paducah, Collector Books, 1996, page 161, plate 392


    Estimate: $700 - $1,000.

    Condition Report*:

    visible loss of silver plating,  some pitting inside salt, surface scratches commesurate with age

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    26th Monday
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