Vintage African Napkin Rings Sterling Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Guinea Fowl - 1 Only
Handcrafted in South Africa, this unique vintage set of napkin rings are hallmarked sterling silver and carry the AfriSilver logo on each item. These animal sculptures are of the lion, elephant, guinea hen and leopard, all native to South Africa.
Each sculpture is individually handcrafted and molded, cast in resin and copper, which is discarded, to leave a lightweight electroformed 925 sterling silver. Black felt is attached to the bottom for protection of standing silver when in use.
These authentic AfriSilver napkin rings in the original boxes have never been used. Purchased directly from the artist while in South Africa. A few show natural signs of age and pigmentation.
THIS LISTING IS FOR ONE NAPKIN RING ONLY, WHICH GIVES YOU THE OPTION TO CHOOSE YOUR AFRICAN ANIMAL AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR SET.
Lion 2.5"L X 2"H X 1"W Guinea Hen 3.5"L X 2.5"H X 1.5"W
Elephant 2.5"L X 2"H X 1.5"W Leopard 2.5"L X 1.75"H X 1.25"W
Below is a copy of a partial text from the White House visit of President and First Lady Mbeki of South Africa in 2000, at which time they exchanged gifts with President and First Lady Clinton.
MRS. MBEKI'S GIFT TO MRS. CLINTON: Mrs. Mbeki presents to Mrs. Clinton a 12-piece set of Afrisilver napkin rings. Each napkin ring features a different animal found in Africa, including a lion, elephant, leopard and buffalo.