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Object ID # 1961.003.013
Object Name Ring, Napkin
Title Engraved Silver-plated Napkin Ring
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Late 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Silver plated napkin ring with an embossed bird design in two places and plain ends. The initials "L. Mc" are engraved with little arrowhead-like marks around them.


Provenance This napkin ring was used by one of John and Elizabeth McLean's children (they had seven).
Last owned by Mary McLean of Owen Sound, Grey County who was born in Owen Sound in 1878, and died in 1967. She was one of the daughters of John McLean and Elizabeth McLean (neƩ Blythe) of 37 High St. (a house that was built in the early 1860s on the east hill area of Owen Sound-- later called 1663 5th Ave. East, Owen Sound).




Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Metal/Silver
Dimensions W-4.6 Dia-4.3 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McLean, John
McLean, Elizabeth
McLean, Mary A.
Function This is a Victorian napkin ring, which would be used to hold a rolled up linen dinner napkin on a dining table.