This exceptional antique Chinese silver frame has a shaped rectangular form with a rectangular internal window.
The photograph frame has been realistically modelled in the form of bamboo stalks, accented with a cast and applied foliate motif to the upper corner.
This fine example of antique Chinese silverware is fitted with an impressive back and original silver strut.
This silver frame is inset with a removable glass panel.
The hallmarks struck to the reverse of this fine Chinese silver frame include:
Silver quality/purity mark: 90 (90 standard, 900/1000)
Artisan mark: 仁 (Ren, Canton)
Retailer's mark: C*
NOTE: * This mark should be displayed as the Roman letter 'C' with the mark for 中 ZHONG [Cantonese ZUNG] within; a logo that denotes 'CENTRAL', referencing the main commercial Hong Kong district known as 'Central'. The artisans mark REN 仁 often appears alongside the Central/Zhong symbol on items that were made for the Hong Kong department store SINCERE & Co [先施公司 Xianshi gongsi].
We are grateful to Adrien von Ferscht for his information and help in identifying the hallmarks of this exceptional antique piece.