William B. Kerr Company of Newark, New Jersey was in business from the 1880s until it was bought by Gorham in 1927. This handmade napkin ring is hammer finished in a typical Arts and Crafts style and has alternating curled edges on either end. The head of one of Kerr’s Art Nouveau ladies, with flowers in her flowing hair, is applied to this napkin ring. The fasces is Kerr’s manufacturer’s mark: The fasces, "STERLING" and the item number “198” are found on the inside of the ring.
The napkin ring is in antique condition. It is monogrammed with a period hand engraved script monogram "CCM", below which is the date 1891. The napkin ring is approximately 2 inches in diameter and 2 inches high.