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.
This is a sterling silver napkin ring made by the San Francisco company Shreve and Company in their Fourteenth Century pattern and is approximately two inches in diameter, circa 1910. The napkin ring is not monogrammed or engraved and has no monogram removal. It is in very good vintage condition. The napkin ring has the applied hammer marked strap work with studs design motif that is the hallmark of Shreve's Fourteenth Century pattern. Shreve made a set of flatware in this pattern and many holloware items as well. The marks stamped into the napkin ring are "SHREVE & CO STERLING".