Napkin Ring

Napkin Ring

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Description
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".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ring, napkin
date made
1875 - 1885
maker
Meriden Britannia Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
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
ID Number
DL.292635.0001
catalog number
292635.0001
accession number
292635
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Bessie E. Law
subject
Eating
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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