Figural squirrel silver napkin ring
This EPNS figural napkin ring features a Squirrel in oak branches and leaf foliage. The item is marked A Saunders SYDNEY who were quality jewellery retailers in George Street Sydney trading from 1880 to early 1900’s. There are no makers marks on the napkin ring but was most likely produced by an American silversmith exclusively for the retailer. Page 73 in the book figural napkin rings by Gattshalk and Whitson features the same squirrel and ring with a different branch structure.
An interesting piece of American Australiana