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American silver-plated figural napkin ring with cat

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19th Century
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American Knickerbocker silver-plated figural napkin ring, the cast figure of a house-cat seated beside a ring chased with a wild-rose branch yielding a large blossom between two leaves, accompanied by two short budding offshoot.
Attributed to Knickerbocker Silver Company in Port Jervis, New York, c. 1894-1900. The bottom surface of the cat is molded with a trademark composed of the Old English initial “K” centering a lined border inscribed with the abbreviated manufacturer name, “KNICKERBOCKER MF’G CO.” above the type-of-ware “QUADRUPLE PLATE.” See page 184 of "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers, revised fourth edition by Rainwater and Redfield.

Good condition. Finely detailed casting, and exceptional chasing using engraved and hammered techniques. Measures 1 ¾" tall, 3" long and 1 ½" wide.

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