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Sterling Silver Photograph Frame - Antique Victorian (1881)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver photograph frame made by William Comyns & Sons; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

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Sterling Silver Photograph Frame - Antique Victorian (1881)

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian silver photograph frame, in sterling standard, has a rectangular shaped form with a plain rectangular internal window.


The body of the frame is embellished with a fine and impressive embossed and pierced scrolling leaf decorated border accented with collared motifs to either side.


The upper portion of the frame is further ornamented with a putto design between two wings, encompassed with a plain scrolling border.


The ornamentation to the lower portion incorporates two scrolling feet accented with figural mask designs.


The rectangular internal window is encompassed with a bead decorated border.


The frame is fitted with a solid composite back and is supported with a hallmarked sterling silver strut.


The easel style strut is ornamented with an applied scrolling bracket design.


This impressive example of antique silverware is inset with a removable glass panel.


Learn the history of the photograph frame.


Date: 1881

Condition


This antique Victorian silver photograph frame is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

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

The embossed and pierced decoration is all sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the frame and part hallmarks to the strut are all very clear; the maker's mark to the strut has wear in keeping with age but remains legible.


Reflections in photograph may detract from the true representation of this Victorian sterling silver frame.


Dimensions


Height 25.4cm/10"

Width 16.7cm/6.6"

Height of internal window 13.6cm/5.4"

Width of internal window 9.2cm/3.6"

Depth 2.7cm/1.1"


 
 
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