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Sterling Silver & Tortoiseshell Photograph Frame by Mappin & Webb Ltd - Antique George V (1916)


An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver & tortoiseshell photograph frame by Mappin & Webb Ltd; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU A8057

This exceptional antique George V sterling silver and tortoiseshell frame has a rectangular form with an oval internal window.

The anterior surface of this antique photo frame is embellished with an impressive tortoiseshell panel.

The sterling silver sides and border to the anterior surface of the frame are plain and unembellished.

This impressive antique tortoiseshell frame is fitted with a green velvet covered back and hinged strut, secured with two swivel catches; the body and strut of the frame have been recovered in green velvet replicating the appearance of the original covering.

The photograph frame is inset with the original removable glass panel.

Date: 1916

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

The tortoiseshell is in perfect condition.

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

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

Height 22.5cm/8.9"

Width 17.4cm/6.9"

Height of internal window 20.4cm/8"

Width of internal window 15cm/5.9"

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