Napkin Ring


Figural napkin ring featuring a stork standing on its left leg with neck extended over and right leg folded against an angled oval holder; heavy circular base imitates rocky ground with foliage. Front of ring flat chased with an asymmetrical design of a diagonal band and flowers. Base underside struck incuse with a circular trademark of a pointed shield with balanced scales bordered by "MERIDEN / B. COMPANY" above "163".

Date Made: 1875 - 1885

Maker: Meriden Britannia Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Meriden

Subject: Eating


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Bessie E. Law

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.292635.0001Catalog Number: 292635.0001Accession Number: 292635

Object Name: ring, napkin

Physical Description: silver plate (overall material)electroplate (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 3 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 8.255 cm x 7.9375 cm x 6.0325 cm


Record Id: nmah_301109

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