Silver miniature photograph frame and Edwardian photo, Birmingham 1923
Sterling silver miniature photograph frame hallmarked in 1923, in a rectangular shape with a shaped and beaded surround.
The silver is attached to a hardboard back with a leatherette covering and hinged stand. Silversmith's initials are "G & C Ld", but I have been unable to identify who this is. The frame was assayed in Birmingham. The photograph area is glazed.
The frame contains a picture of an elderly woman (nanny or grandmother?) with a young boy; both in late Victorian or Edwardian dress. The boy is holding a small case - who knows for what reason - maybe he is about to go away; maybe the case contains a game or chemistry set he is particularly proud of or about to play with. Whatever, the photo is a fleeting and touching moment in a long-gone era.
Maximum dimensions of the outer frame is 6.5 cm x 5 cm (2.5 inches x 2 inches). Inner frame area is 4.5 cm x 2.8 cm (1.6 inches x 1.1 inches.
The frame is in reasonable vintage condition - perfectly functional and very attractive but with a few bumps and bruises over its many years. There are some dings and dents to the silver and the back of the frame is very scuffed with a piece of the stand missing (although it is still stable). There are some small spots to the inside of the frame or the photograph. I have attempted to show the main flaws in the photographs.
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