Napkin ring Photos

In the days of cloth table napkins, diners kept these linens on the table rolled into rings designed for the purpose. Napkin rings came in a range of materials from solid silver to wood & plastic.

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Boxed carving set with mother of pearl handles & napkin ring at Hayes Presidential Center. Fremont, OH.Silverplated napkin ring by Derby Silver Co. of Shelton, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Ornate napkin holder with place setting in dining room at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Ornate napkin holder with figure of bird in dining room at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.
Boxed carving set with mother of pearl handles & napkin ring (c1877) at Hayes Presidential Center. Fremont, OH.Silverplated napkin ring (1880-90) by Derby Silver Co. of Shelton, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Ornate napkin holder with place setting in dining room at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Ornate napkin holder with figure of bird in dining room at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.
Silver rabbit napkin holder ring at Monmouth mansion. Natchez, MS.Jamestown Exposition souvenir napkin ring at Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Norfolk, VA.Bakelite napkin holder rabbits at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.
Silver rabbit napkin holder ring at Monmouth mansion. Natchez, MS.Jamestown Exposition (1907) souvenir napkin ring at Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Norfolk, VA.Bakelite napkin holder rabbits (1940-50s) at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.

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