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Cut Glass299 of 327American Brilliant Cut Glass Nappy 1900American Brilliant Cut Glass Candle Stick 1910-1915
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Yes, a napkin ring. The Victorian dinner table consisted of numerous items that no longer exist today. The napkin ring is one of those items. Other items no longer used are individual salt dips, knife rests, sugar cube trays and master salts.

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  1. Karen Rasori, 4 years ago
    This is Pitkin & Brook's "Ivy" pattern pictured on page 31 of their 1909 catalog. It is their standard grade so would not be expected to be signed.
  2. mark mark, 4 years ago
    Hello Karen, Thank you so much for the identification. Nice to run into someone who knows their cut glass!
    Mark
  3. Betsy, 3 years ago
    At the American Brilliant Convention in Gettysburg, there was a program on napkin rings. They were actually used at more informal meals rather than the fancy ones. Their purpose was to identify the napkin (for the user) so it could be reused, since laundry was not done, but maybe once per week. The napkin ring was not only popular in private homes (to ID various family member's napkins) but used in boarding houses & at colleges.

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