A must have accessory for the dapper gent this vintage English sterling silver napkin holder is used to protect the shirt and tie from embarrassing food stains.
The napkin clip/holder was a very fashionable mens accessory in the Victorian era, their use declined as dress codes became more relaxed in the 1930's but they are still a sought after accessory for formal occasions when you want to dress to impress!
Lovely quality in heavy gauge sterling silver this clip is fashioned as a double spoon and has an open ring at the front so you can see the napkin behind . It has a silver band that slides up to insert the napkin into the grip and then it slides down to secure it. The hook at the top is then popped over the front of the collar or through a button hole or tie knot.
The clip measures 1-3/8" (4.5cm) long and weighs 6.3 grams. It is hallmarked for London with '925', a leopards head, date letter 'C' and sponsors mark 'DP'. It is in lovely vintage condition with a little light surface wear in keeping with age and use, please see the photos. For your reference we have included a photo that shows how a similar clip is worn.
A stylish suit accessory full of old world charm, perfect for a wedding or other formal occasion when you want to adorn your attire and it would make a unique gift for that special guy in your life!
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Materials: Sterling silver.