Antique American and Australian
Figural Napkin Rings & Figural Toothpick Holders

c1860-1899

FOR SALE
click on images below to see more details and photographs
All prices are in US dollars
Shipping $20 to USA, $10 to Australia
all transaction done securely through paypal.
no credit cards.

Click here to contact me by email.

if link does not work email address is: ubuy@iinet.net.au

hitwebcounter.com
Hits for since 2016
    

Figural napkin rings and figural toothpick holders were popular mainly in the USA and in other places of the world during the period 1860-1910.

Napkin Rings were a necessary item for each person to have to identify their cloth napkin which would only be washed once a week. Paper napkins hadn't been invented then.

Toothpick holders were a necessary item on tables to hold toothpicks which were at the time their "toothbrush"

Everyone had a napkin ring, not all figural, but figural napkin rings are one of the most collectable items as most of them were marked as to maker and number according to the pattern/patent/production design. And just when you think you ahve them all, there are lots of others. Figural napkin rings were generaly made of Britannia metal and silverplated 4 times.  Figural toothpick holders are rarer than figural napkin rings as less were made or required.

Most of the figurals I have for sale were found in Australia. I imagine a lot came over during the Gold Rush period in Australia during the 1880/1890s.Some were even sold in Australia in Melbourne or Sydney that were not released in the USA or Canada.

I research items carefully before buying them and then pricing them. My prices are set in accord with past sales, condition, and rarity. There is a fair amount of data on the web to price most items, although some have never appeared for sale before.

There are also numerous books/references which detail them photographically with their estimated value.
Some of the rings I have for sale (a few hundred in all) may be as low $20 whereas others are above $2000.
Some have sold for over $5000 USD at public auctions. I often use the book "Figural Napkin Rings: Collectors Identification and Value Guide" by Lilian Gottschalk and Sandra Whitson (1996) as a reference, denoted G&W in my descriptions
Click here to contact me by email.


frolaging chicken next to cracked egg toothpick holder #203 $145





rare small Kate Greenaway girl with muff $175



large cherub pushing ring, Middletown #73 $195



triton blowing shell horn, Meriden B Company #201 $695




baker placing doe in a barrel, Tufts #2690 $395




double cherubd standing holding ring, Meriden B #200 $495



large kneeling cherub with ring as body, Meriden SP Co. #224 $95



lady on taboggan FB Rogers Silver Co #273 $195



Cherub emerging from ground holding ring above head, Meriden SP Co #223 $295



Kate Greenaway girl James W Tufts #3407 $195



1 of 2: boy & dog toothpick holder, Meriden B Company #46 $395



Kate Greenaway girl with ring as skirt Wm Rogers $450



girl with braided hair Meriden B Company #44 $275



sailor boy rolling barrel, Meriden #161 $175









persian man sitting $150



flying cherub Wilcox #8206, $145



WMF boy carrying wood basket toothpick holder $275





boy pulling a wheeled cart, Wilcox #01577 $595



boy pulling a wheeled cart, Wilcox #01577 $695








cherub blowing horn Simpson Hall Millar & Co #051 $495





boy and girl getting ready to dance (2 x rings) $550



Kate Greenaway sitting girl unmarked $165



boy holding boot, Pairpoint Mfg. Co. $375


44444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444



sailor boy hauling ring on hi sback, Meriden B Company #155 $225





boy pulling a wheeled cart, Wilcox #01577 $795




1 of 2: wishbone,  "Best Wishes", Wilcox Silver Plate Co. #4377 $50






2 of 2: wishbone,  "Best Wishes", Wilcox Silver Plate Co. #4377 $75





LARGE CHICK & WISHBONE figural napkin rings, Wilcox Silverplate Co. #4377 & #4392  $225





lily flower on pad, Meriden B Company #168 $75



1 of 3: dog & eagle, Meriden B Company #364 $175





2 of 3: dog & eagle, Meriden B Company #364 $175





3 of 3: dog & eagle, Meriden B Company #364 $195





squirrel eating accorn, Rogers Smith Meriden B) #194 $250









1 of 2: Squirrel on a large leaf base, Rockford Silver P Co. #139 $450





with tall bud vase, Simpson Hall Miller & Co $225



1 of 2: pieced hearts wishbone & chook's foot, Wilcox Silver Plate Co. #8204 $225



2 of 2: pieced hearts wishbone & chook's foot, Wilcox Silver Plate Co. #8204 $225




chick & wishbone "Best Wishes" $75





artist palette bug & flowers, Meriden B Company #239 $250





horseshoe  "Bonjour", James W Tufts #1540 $195



large staffi dog figural toothpick/match holder, Simpson Hall Miller and Co. $475




 1 of 4: bird on leaf base, Meriden B Company #202 $175




2 of 4: bird on leaf base, Meriden B Company #202 $175








3 and 4 of 4: extra pair of rings (as above) bird on leaf base, Meriden B Company #202 $250







crumpy bird on branch, Meriden B Company #226 $150







Kate Greenaway girl chesting holder, James W Tufts #3407 $195




cat hexagonal ring, Knickerbocker Silver Co. $195



2 greyhounds, Simpson Hall Miller & Co #01 $295



double swans, WSP Co. #8265 $750





large sphinx, Meriden B Company #165 $600




rare cockatoo $350





goat FTPH, Meriden #41 $250





kangaroo FNR $195





flowers leaves & woven cane FNR, Toronto 1100 $125





violin/cello/bass, Wilcox #4393 $195







crossed swords, Military Canada, Meriden B Company #642 $195






butterfly flower bud bud-vase FNR, Rockford #171 $375



sitting cat w round ring, Knickerbocker $150




pug dog with ring as body with glass eyes, Wilcox #4311 $395



cat with ring as body with glass eyes, Wilcox #1310 $395




large cat with ring on back with glass eyes, Meriden B Company #235 $1200



standing boy, Wm. Rogers & Son #10 $195




cat sitting with glass eyes $395



rearing horse, Webster Mfg. Co. #157 $350





wheelbarrow, James W Tufts #1537 $295





purse with 2 dogs van Bergh Silver Plate Co #97 $395





1 or 2: eagle & canon figural napkin ring $125








2 of 2: eagle & canon figural napkin ring $165










butterflies & oriental fan, Meriden B Company #209 $150







bird on branch with flowers, Meriden B Company #248 $195







monkey FNR, Anchor Silver Plate Co. $495







oriental fans and butterfly, Meriden B Company #208 $95





owl toothpick holder Hartford #2752 $175






3 poppy flowers, Middletown #96, $145






squirrel playing horn, glass eyes, Meriden B Company #281 $195




kangaroo on gum leaf, Australian ring EPNS $95






berry bug leaf, Barbour #2901 $145




bear with rifle FTPH, Meriden B or Pairpoint $195



scottie dog, Knickerbocker #207 $195




large staffie patient dog holding ring in mouth, SHM&Co #14 $950




large owl standing on book, Meriden B Company #282 $475




WMF, goat on top of triangular ring $175





tall pedestal with flowers & leaves, Aurora #38 $145





large cherub carrying pepper on back, combo set, SHM&Co  #10 $850



kangaroo emu boomerang kookaburra, Stokes & Sons, Australia $195




kangaroo emu boomerang map, Stokes & Sons, Australia $175




rare tennis racquet & ball 0256 $250




two turtles on fern leaf #75 $250





turtle carries a girdle, Derby #340 $250



marine coral and shell, Meriden #227 $250




2 cherubs, Wilcox #01536 $145



lion on palm leaf, unmarked $65





enamelled kookaburra, Australian FNR, EPNS $75




double cherub Meriden B Company #147 $150





2 x rings, barrels with branches and leaves $150



two lily pads with flowers, Meriden B Company #166 $125






Blacksmith tools FTPH, Wilcox #2529 $195




WMF bunny rabbit with big ears $85



owl with violin, Wilcox #4394 $195




corset FNR, unmarked $75



1 of 2: "This is the Rat. That ate The Malt." FTPH, Pairpoint #3708 $250




2 large rabbits, Pairpoint Mfg. Co. #68 $245




deer & flowers, James W Tufts #1568 $875



free standing horse, shaped ring, Knickerbocker #1276 $650





English Grenadier FTPH or match holder $85



chick's head bursting out of broken egg with wishbones $125





pheasant figural napkin ring, Knickerbocker Silver Co. #199 $150



2 cherubs, one standing, one sitting, Wilcox Silver Plate Co. #4301 $75




2 rifles with shaped ring. in G&W. $175



rare Australian Kooraburra on tree stump FNR $175


cherub sitting on top of pieced napkin ring, Apollo Silver Co. #134 $175





big chick or baby bird FTPH, Meriden B Company #28 $225




bird sitting next to an egg, Meriden?? #222 $125





mouse or rat FTPH, Derby Silver Co. #2308 $250



2 x rings,  'The Forever" Military Canada, Meriden 642 and Toronto 25 $275





fox with bush, Derby Silver Co. 364 $250




figural cigar ash tray, Barbour Silver Co. #2161 $250






dog with glass eyes holding bone, Tufts #2684 $225




dog with glass eyes holding bone, crown top, Tufts 2693 $265





hunting dog FTP, unmarked $225






dog and boot FTPH, Meriden B Company #42 $250




Rabbit near tree trunk leaves, SHM & Co. #33 $350







bud vase and bird, Rockford Silver Plate Co. #177 $275




oriental fans and butterfly, Meriden #208 $135





school boy or newspaper boy, #0254 $295





chick head poking through egg on wishbone FTPH, Meriden #63 $125






large dog with glass eyes FTPH, Derby #2306 $195



large dog glass eyes FTPH, Derby #2304 $195


1 of 2: rearing horse on rectangular base, Knickerbocker #218 $450




2 of 2: rearing horse, Knickerbocker #218 $250





rampant lion on rectangular base, Meriden #153 $195





rampant lion on ornate pieced ring, Meriden B Company (?) $245






pair rampant lion pieced FNR exc cond. $450





2 winged cherubs, Wilcox #01536 $150




child-size ring with Roman soldiers $125






1 of 2: large pear on large leaf base, Barbour Silver Co. #2902 $250



2 of 2: large pear on large leaf base, Barbour Silver Co. #2902 $125




ribbon tied bowl with running dog, Rogers & Bro. (Meriden) #45 $195




cherub sitting on rock with leaf base, van Bergh Silver Plate Co. #74 $125






bird wishbone leaf and egg, Derby Silver Co. #370 $115




large bird next to a hay shaped ring, Pittsburgh Silver Plate Co. #311 $350







cherubs showing their muscles, James W. Tufts #1544 $250





mouse with ring on back, Derby #4305 $195






chick with fluted ring, unmarked to maker/number $50





large rose with leaves, Winsted Silverplate Co. #4 $225





branched chair with ribbed barrel ring $125







cardinal bird, Webster #166 RARE REVERSE STAMP $275






RARE rabbit, Toronto Silver Co. #1105 $550





bird on high scrolled tower, Pairpoint Mfg. Co. #31 $650





large deer or elk carrying ring on back, Meriden B Company #204 $650





large pear with leaves and branch, #45 $120





RARE lizard with branches and leaves, unmarked. $295





large bear, marked P T & Co. S (Sheffield?) 1860-1863 $250





oriental theme with bamboo and butterfly, Meriden B Company #210 $275





bearded goat, Rogers & Bro Company #195 $225






RARE napkin holder sitting on crossed branches with two birds $350






large squawking bird on a branch, Simpson Hall Miller & Co. #010 $450






Kate Greenaway Boy, Meriden B Company #43 $175





zombie cherub walking next to an egg-shaped holder, Poole Silver Co. #28 $225






large draped cherub, van Bergh Silver Plate Co. #90 $300




RARE large curly haired dog, unmarked $335





large cherub rolling ring embrossed with flowers, unmarked $250




small bird (not a chick) next to a textured napkin ring #78 $95





frog with ring on back, Barbour Silver Co. #11 $495



parakeet on a branch, Toronto Silver Co. #1108 $295





 SUPER RARE Jack and Jill went up the hill, James W. Tufts #1667 $675





cherub on car tpulled along by swan, Meriden B Company #SB333 $1650




cat looking at music sheet, James W. Tufts #1609 $850




1 of 2: ring with a boot (bud vase or toothpick holder), Aurora SP Mfg. Co. #65 $250




straight back branch chair with ring seat $225



sailor with anchor, Simpson Hall Miller & Co. #06 $650




palm leaves and seed bunches on a large base, Meriden Silverplate Co. #252 $350



two greek soldiers or boys with horns, Middletown Plate Co. #370 $150





chinese man carrying basket FTPH, Aurora SP Mfg. Co. #32 $350




LARGE barking dog with decorated ring on its back $450





set of 4 x American eagles, Meriden #146 $240





Kate Greenaway boy with baseball bat and ball $795





porcupine toothpick holder, Rogers & Bro. #1900 $295




blooming star flower, Meriden B Company #298 $145





RARE patient dog holding bucket, James W. Tufts #1532 $650




chinese monk meditating, Pairpoint Mfg. Co. #3703 $350




3 poppies flowering, Middletown Plate Co. #96 $125




owl on branch on circular base, Aurora Mfg. Co. #330 $175




jester figural napkin ring, Meriden Silverplate Co. #0258 $1950




chick with wishbone "BestWishes", Derby Silver Co. #335 $75



bucket and well with branches, James W. Tufts patented $195




squirrel on footed base, Wm. Rogers #256 $450





Cockatoo on branch, Meriden B Company #228 $250






Kate Greenaway girl rolling ring, Simpson Hall Miller & Co. #032 $150





RARE captain FNR, Derby Silver Co. #383 $595



chick wishbone & cracked egg "BestWishes" FTPH, no. 340/11 $95





cracked eggs wishbone and chicken FTPH, Derby Silver Co. #2332 $245






pecking chicken or hen with rake, E.G. Webster & Bro #172 $335











LARGE American Eagle FNR & knife rest, Meriden B Company #203 $550





2 pheasants, Meriden Silverplate Co. #271 $250




dog with ring on back, Simpson Hall Miller & Co. #019 $350




Parrot on wheeled cart, Derby Silver Co. #343 $795






man carrying two bowls FTPH, James W. Tufts Mfg. Co. #2648 $750





large bird, Rockford #195 $650





australian emu FNR, Stokes & Sons, "Georgian" $125





contemplative cat, Forbes Silver Co. #1028 $475






FNR adorned with saddle bags & swords, American Civil War, Meriden Silverplate Co. #291 $495




Kooraburra FNR S&S "Georgian", Wellington NSW $175





kangaroo FNR, S&S, Wellington NSW $175






lady with tennis racquet, Meriden B Company #283 $950




butterfly on leaf base, FNR or FTPH od card receiving tray, James W. Tufts #2671 $950



branch chair with curved decorative back with ring seat $275





very rare Kate Greenaway girl with rifle, Simpson Hall Miller & Co. #205 $950





pug dog with glass eyes, Wilcox Silver Plate Co. #4311 $275





large little red riding hood, Reed & Barton #1492 $750




rearing horse with ring on its back, Knickerbocker Silver Co. #1230 $295




SUPER RARE LARGE CHERUB holding a detailed ring, Reed & Barton Mfg. Co. #1833 $1500





RARE baby in cradle crib or cot, James W. Tufts #1620 $750







with violin cello or bass, Wilcox Silver Plate Co. #4393 $225



RARE baker carrying bucket of doe, James W. Tufts #1516 $495



cherub riding a large turtle holding an umbrella FTPH, Pairpoint Mfg. Co. #1933 $650





rare large Tom Sawyer boy with hands in pockets, Barbour Silver Co. #8 $795




croquet sticks, Derby Silver Co. #302 $275





young Kate Greenaway girl sitting on chair Middletown Plate Co. #98 $1500




sitting cherub with hat, Pairpoint Mfg. Co. #52 $250




2 of 2: boy playing with dog with a biscuit, Meriden B Company #46 $395




CAT AND DOG FACING OFF, Meriden Silverplate Co. #275 $150




Kate Greenaway girl playing drums, Simpson Hall Miller & Co. #031 $850




2 of 2: "This is the Rat. That ate The Malt", Pairpoint Mfg. Co. #3708 $195




chick pulling cart, Wilcox Silver Plate Co. #4304 $1850




Kate Greenaway boy teasing dog to jump through hoop, Pairpoint Mfg. Co. #214 $2400




Large turtle carrying ring on back, Pairpoint Mfg. Co. #51 $950






SUPER RARE ornate ring and base with cherub walking, Middletown Plate Co. #90 $950



Chimney sweeper, or gentleman with pole, Wilcox Silver Plate Co. #4300 $550






elegant bud vase FNR, Rockford #170 $795



Australian FNR, emu on top with boomerangs base, Stokes & Sons $150




squirrel pulling along the napkin holder on a sleigh $395





2 of 2: ring with boot FTPH, Aurora S P Mfg. Co. #65 $250





2 or 2: Squirrel on Leaf Base, Rockford Silver P Co. #139 $450