American silver-plated monogrammed figural napkin ring, the hollow-cast figure of an Egyptian sphinx, embellished by plaques of hieroglyphics incised on each fore-shoulder, supporting a ring molded with ribbed borders, crested with the engraved Old English initials, “H. W.” An identical napkin ring is shown on plate 352 of Figural Napkin Rings by Gottschalk and Whitson. Good condition. The monogram is worn. Measures 2 ½" tall, 3 ¼" deep and 1 ½" wide.
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American Victorian silver-plated figural napkin ring with Sphinx
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