On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
2 x 2 1/4 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
Inside ring: "STERLING / S (in winged circle) / 254"
Gift of Deborah F. Bornemann
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George W. Shiebler & Co.. Napkin Ring, ca. 1885. Silver, copper, 2 x 2 1/4 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Deborah F. Bornemann, 1993.70. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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Napkin ring, silver and copper. Oval napkin ring in the form of a realistically modeled leaf, the two ends pinned together with a silver pin; a cast, applied copper housefly at end of overlapping leaf.
CONDITION: Probably originally parcel gilt, the gilding now mostly worn away. Normal wear. Tip of pin slightly bent. Residue of old polish.
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