A most charming silver serviette ring or napkin holder with an Emu. Rare to find, and especially memorable if you are from Australia or have fond memories of Australia. The Emu is one of Australia's animal emblems, as they are native animals only found on that continent. And yes, this is an emu not an ostrich as it has the feathered neck instead of a "bare" neck of the ostrich. : )
Aside from that, this is such a decorative and special treasure to add to your figural napkin collection. Unusual design and shape, the emu is well designed. Made by Walter Oxley, of Sheffield, England in the late 1800's, early 1900's. Marked Special Plate. Don't miss this one - it's the perfect ice breaker for your next dinner party.