George W. Shiebler & Co. (1876–1915). <em>Napkin Ring</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1993.70.jpg)

Napkin Ring

Artist:George W. Shiebler & Co.

Medium: Silver, copper

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1885

Dimensions: 2 x 2 1/4 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 1993.70

Image: CUR.1993.70.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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