A must have accessory for the dapper gent this antique Victorian era sterling silver napkin clip is used to protect the shirt and tie from embarrassing food stains.
Fully hallmarked for the year 1900 this napkin clip was a very fashionable gents accessory in the Victorian age, their use declined as dress codes became more relaxed but they are still a sought after item for formal occasions when you want to dress to impress!
Lovely quality in heavy gauge sterling silver the clip is hand-engraved in a beautiful rose pattern. It has a silver ring that slides up to open it so you can insert the napkin. The ring 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 1-1/2" (3.5cm) long and weighs 5.8 grams. It is hallmarked 'lion passant' for Sterling, 'anchor' for Birmingham, date letter 'a' for 1900 and maker's mark 'GEW' for George Edwin Walton Ltd.
This Victorian napkin clip remains in lovely antique condition with a little light surface wear in keeping with age. For your reference we have included a photo that shows how napkin clips are 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 a special guy in your life!
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Materials: Sterling silver.