John Kennedy White House Staff Sterling Napkin Ring
Sterling silver napkin ring personally-owned and -used in the White House by Mary Barelli Gallagher, the secretary to Senator John F. Kennedy and then later to First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The napkin ring measures 2.25" x .75" x .75", and is handsomely engraved on one side with adjacent anchors, "White House, Staff Mess," and on the other, "Mary B. Gallagher." In fine condition.
Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Mary Barelli Gallagher, the secretary to Senator John F. Kennedy and then later to First Lady Jackie Kennedy, in part:
"This is to serve as proof of authenticity regarding the above item. Since receiving this, it has remained in my possession at my home in Alexandra, Virginia."
Provenance: Ex-Bonhams March 9, 2017 sale; Ex-Mary Barelli Gallagher.
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