Decorate the Table With Silver Napkin Rings

During the Victorian era napkin rings were a vital part of the dinner setting. If the wealthy were going to impress their guests they would do so with small ornaments that were used at the dinner table and the placement of napkins inside richly ornate napkin rings was the perfect way to do this. They were a symbol of wealth among the rich and were typically the types of items that were handed down from one generation to the next.

These days it is common to find beautiful old silver napkin rings that have been engraved with the name of the person whose place setting it was. Every person had their own napkin ring and it was common practice to bring out these little table items for every meal.

At about this time, which was the mid to late 1800s, a few major silver discoveries had been made and the ability to work with the metal had been developed thanks to technological advancements. Silversmiths were becoming plentiful and competition was strong.

Out of this era came the most beautifully designed silver napkin rings that are simply a pleasure to look upon today. Even the more plain napkin rings are exquisitely made and would make a very worthwhile addition to any collection.

Although napkin rings are not quite as commonly used today, it is a great way to dress a table when preparing for a dinner party. It may not feel to be appropriate to go out and hunt down a set of antique napkin rings but they are still being produced by modern companies today and the purchase of a fine set of napkin rings should serve you well as a simple way to turn your napkins into a fine display.

Figural Napkin Rings

One of the more fascinating styles of napkin rings that came out of the Victorian era were figural napkin rings. The children of the time also had to eat at the dinner table and were provided with napkin rings as well. Rather than the more boring simple rings their place settings were often adorned with these napkin rings featuring images of children at play or repose or animals carrying the ring on their backs.

The detail that was put into these napkin rings is really quite incredible and it was chiefly done for the amusement of the children at the table. While the adults were in discussions that the children had no interest in they could be amused by the various figural napkin rings that were in use around the table.

Today, it is possible to find some quality examples of figural napkin rings that are more likely going to be put out on display as decorative items rather than used for their original purpose. Go here to find a selection of figural napkin rings for sale.

Some of the companies responsible for some very nice examples of silver napkin rings from the mid-1800s include: Meriden Britannia, Rogers, Smith & Co., Towle Silversmiths, Derby Silver Co., Reed & Barton, Barbour Silver Co., Knickerbocker Silver Co., James W. Tufts, Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. and many other silver plate companies.

As decorative items, napkin rings, whether they are sterling silver or silver plated, would make particularly beautiful displays in the house. Using them to create a beautiful dinner setting would be a wonderful way to adorn the table.

Take this opportunity to browse the vintage sterling silver napkin rings for sale.

Consider Figural Napkin Rings

When decorating the home some of the toughest aspects of the room are the small items that complete the room without actually dominating. Consider figural napkin rings as examples of a stunning way of dressing a dinner table. Displayed below is a selection of beautiful silver figural napkin rings for sale that will perform the functional task of holding napkins or serviettes neatly while also supplying undoubted glamor.

The figural napkin rings displayed below are available for sale from eBay where there is a vast selection. Choose any of the napkin rings that take your fancy to find out more information.

Figural Napkin Rings For Sale



TALL BUD VASE silver silverplate figural napkin ring holder x 2
TALL BUD VASE silver silverplate figural napkin ring holder x 2
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RARE ANTIQUE MERIDEN SILVER CO SILVERPLATE FIGURAL ESKIMO NAPKIN RING
RARE ANTIQUE MERIDEN SILVER CO SILVERPLATE FIGURAL ESKIMO NAPKIN RING
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American Aesthetic Leafy Rose Figural Napkin Ring Monogrammed Letter A c1880s
American Aesthetic Leafy Rose Figural Napkin Ring Monogrammed Letter A c1880s
$106.92
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BOY PUSHING BARREL FIGURAL NAPKIN RING  161 BY MERIDEN B COMPANY
BOY PUSHING BARREL FIGURAL NAPKIN RING 161 BY MERIDEN B COMPANY
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Antique Meriden Company 153 Lion Figural Napkin Ring
Antique Meriden Company 153 Lion Figural Napkin Ring
$100.00
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1800s Meriden Figural Silver plate Napkin ring Water Lily Flower
1800s Meriden Figural Silver plate Napkin ring Water Lily Flower
$19.99
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5 VINTAGE ANTIQUE FIGURAL CHERUB ANGEL NAPKIN RING HOLDERS SILVERPLATE
5 VINTAGE ANTIQUE FIGURAL CHERUB ANGEL NAPKIN RING HOLDERS SILVERPLATE
$127.49
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Little Red Riding Hood Figural Reed  Barton Antique Napkin Ring Holder
Little Red Riding Hood Figural Reed Barton Antique Napkin Ring Holder
$550.00
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Vintage Rogers Bros Triple Plate Figural EAGLE Napkin Ring 146
Vintage Rogers Bros Triple Plate Figural EAGLE Napkin Ring 146
$29.99 (1 Bid)
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American Meriden B Company figural two dogs and bird napkin ring holder 366
American Meriden B Company figural two dogs and bird napkin ring holder 366
$114.26
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American silverplate figural horse equine napkin ring holder Knickerbocker 1230
American silverplate figural horse equine napkin ring holder Knickerbocker 1230
$57.13
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Antique Victorian silver plate figural napkin ring with butterflies and fan
Antique Victorian silver plate figural napkin ring with butterflies and fan
$50.00
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You will find quite a diverse range in the price of some of these figural napkin rings and that will represent the quality of the silver of each piece, the era in which it was made or the silversmith responsible for making it. Antique figural napkin rings are highly collectible items that can appreciate in value over time.

Spend some time learning a little of the history of these napkin rings and the society that they were made for. The Victorian era in particular was responsible for a boom in the use of silver with some of the finest craftsmen employed to create spectacular and intricate designs.

Some of the big names to look for in terms of major silver companies of the nineteenth century include Meriden, Reed & Barton and Gorham. It is entirely possible to find some of the most amazing bargains here with a few discounted figural napkin rings hiding in the group. That being said, it is also possible to find some cheap figural napkin rings that look very expensive and will serve the purpose of dressing up your dining table perfectly.

Take this opportunity to browse the vintage sterling silver napkin rings for sale.

Meriden Silver Napkin Rings For Sale

Through the years the Meriden Britannia Silver Company has produced many wonderful silver napkin rings that have become very popular with collectors around the world. Many of these napkin rings date back to the 19th century. Choose from decorative napkin rings with intricate designs applied or wonderful figural napkin rings featuring a range of animals or young children at play.

Browse the Meriden Silver Napkin Rings For Sale Below



RARE ANTIQUE MERIDEN SILVER CO SILVERPLATE FIGURAL ESKIMO NAPKIN RING
RARE ANTIQUE MERIDEN SILVER CO SILVERPLATE FIGURAL ESKIMO NAPKIN RING
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MERIDEN  CO VICTORIAN SILVER PLATE LILY PAD  BLOSSOM ENGRAVED NAPKIN RING
MERIDEN CO VICTORIAN SILVER PLATE LILY PAD BLOSSOM ENGRAVED NAPKIN RING
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BOY PUSHING BARREL FIGURAL NAPKIN RING  161 BY MERIDEN B COMPANY
BOY PUSHING BARREL FIGURAL NAPKIN RING 161 BY MERIDEN B COMPANY
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Antique Meriden Company 153 Lion Figural Napkin Ring
Antique Meriden Company 153 Lion Figural Napkin Ring
$100.00
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1800s Meriden Figural Silver plate Napkin ring Water Lily Flower
1800s Meriden Figural Silver plate Napkin ring Water Lily Flower
$19.99
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American Meriden B Company figural two dogs and bird napkin ring holder 366
American Meriden B Company figural two dogs and bird napkin ring holder 366
$114.26
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Victorian Silver Plated Napkin Ring Centaur with Cymbals Meriden 246 9
Victorian Silver Plated Napkin Ring Centaur with Cymbals Meriden 246 9
$39.95
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Victorian Silver Plated Napkin Ring Lilly Pad Lotus B Company Meriden 168 12
Victorian Silver Plated Napkin Ring Lilly Pad Lotus B Company Meriden 168 12
$39.95
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Victorian Silver Plated Napkin Ring Falcons  Birds Meriden 146 13
Victorian Silver Plated Napkin Ring Falcons Birds Meriden 146 13
$39.95
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Victorian Silver Plated Napkin Ring Boy And Dog Meriden 31  15
Victorian Silver Plated Napkin Ring Boy And Dog Meriden 31 15
$39.95 (3 Bids)
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Victorian Silver Plated Napkin Ring Lion Meriden 153  16
Victorian Silver Plated Napkin Ring Lion Meriden 153 16
$39.95 (1 Bid)
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Aesthetic Era GOAT CART Quadruple Silver plate NAPKIN RING Figural Meriden 212
Aesthetic Era GOAT CART Quadruple Silver plate NAPKIN RING Figural Meriden 212
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The Meriden Britannia Company was formed in 1852 in Meriden, Connecticut to produce quality silverware for many years. The napkin rings that came from Meriden were highlighted by the large range of quality figural napkin rings. These table objects were created as an interesting way to present napkins and were largely made with children in mind, hence the tendency to find them featuring animals and children.

They are highly collectable items and will provide you with a quality silver product, no matter whether they are sterling silver napkin rings or silver plated napkin rings that you are buying.

It is still very common to find many of these beautiful napkin rings at auction as part of deceased estates. If you are hoping to make a big impression when preparing a dinner party and are looking for an unusual way to present the table, a set of antique silver napkin rings such as those that were created by Meriden will add that special something.

Take this opportunity to browse the vintage sterling silver napkin rings for sale.