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A fine arts and crafts triangular napkin ring by little known silversmith Norman Charles Alldridge. The napkin ring is riveted with overlapping applied sheet silver to one triangular side, with cut away areas to two sides. In excellent original condition.
Norman Charles Alldridge (188-1989) was the son of a typical Birmingham wholesale jewellery and silver manufacturer. In the 1911 census he (and his father) are listed as a “manufacturing jeweller”. It would seem that after world war I, Norman Charles established his own arts and crafts assay mark, registering it on 13th June,1919 at the Birmingham assay office, describing himself as a “Metal Craftsman”. His work is so scarce it is hard to research further.
Maker: Norman Charles Alldridge
Designer: Norman Charles Alldridge
Date : 1919
Marks: N.A, Birmingham , u
Material: Sterling silver
Size: 5.5cm along sides, 3.0 cm deep
Weight : 26 grams, 0.9 oz