Nautical Instruments & Tools
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Royal Navy Napkin Rings
A set of 7 matching napkin or serviette rings, manufactured by George Walker of Sheffield, a business established in Sheffield in 1845. He was joined by Henry Hall and in 1853 to form Walker & Hall. In 1963 they amalgamated into The British Silverware Ltd. together with Mappin & Webb and Elkington & Co. Our rings carry the company logo of W & H set into a pennant and in addition they are all marked KF18008 and are are dated either 1956 or 1957 together with a broad arrow military property mark. George Walker also manufactured napkin rings for the RAF but in this instance with the decorative naval design to the rims we feel almost certainly these were destined for their Lords at the Admiralty 60 odd years ago. Another desirable feature is four of the seven rings carry additional marks '26', '3', 'K5', K69' which we presume would have identified the original owner. The other three are 'Plain Janes' -or is that another expression in our PC world we are no longer supposed to use? I use it anyway, with apologies to any 'Jane's' reading this listing and I hope you know where we are coming from!
These are quality rings and the plating is all absolutely sound and whilst they would sit happily in a nautical or Royal Naval collection we see no reason why they should not continue to serve in their intended role for those special Mess Nights you may hold either ashore or afloat! Each measures 1.75" internal diameter (4.5 cm)