Gebelein Sterling Napkin Ring Engraved "Elizabeth"
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A premier name in the American Arts & Crafts movement, George Gebelein established himself in Boston just after the turn of the 20th century and remained there with an enlarging presence and growing reputation until his death in 1945. His work was of the highest order and exemplary of the silversmith's art.
This example of his work is a 1 3/4" diameter, 1" high, weighty at just over 1.0 T. oz., napkin ring.
In keeping with Gebelein's Arts & Crafts roots combined with his sensitivities to colonial styles, this is an unadorned piece. It is comprised of a plain band with applied, stout rims.
The only detailing is the name "Elizabeth" inscribed in script lettering.
It is in very good condition. It remains round and is free of dents. There are some slight nicks on the banding and light surface scratches consistent with normal use on the otherwise brightly finished surface.
Marks are "Gebelein" and "Sterling."