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Chinese Export Silver Photograph Frame - Antique Circa 1920

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Chinese export silver photograph frame; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU: C1547
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Chinese Export Silver Photograph Frame - Antique Circa 1920


This exceptional antique Chinese silver photo frame has a rectangular shaped form with an oval internal window.

The surface of the frame is embellished with embossed decoration replicating the details of two winged insects in addition to a fruiting vine design to the lower portion and incorporating a shrew to one side; all on a matte textured background.

The shaped rim of the frame is ornamented with geometric oriental style border accented with simplified floral designs to the arched sides.

The upper portion of the frame is embellished with further embossed foliate and floral designs, incorporating a panelled shaped vacant cartouche.

This photograph frame retains the original velvet covered back and Chinese silver hinged strut, secured with silver support bars.

This antique Chinese silver photo frame is inset with a removable glass panel.

View the complete collection of Chinese and Asian silverware at AC Silver

Maker: Unknown
Origin: China


This antique silver photo frame is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The frame has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The embossed decorated is all very sharp.

The Chinese character marks struck to the posterior surface of the frame are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.


Height 18.2cm/7.2"

Width 13.6cm/5.4"

Height of internal window 10.2cm/4"

Width of internal window 6.9cm/2.7"

Depth 1.5cm/0.6"

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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