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Edwardian silver photo frame

£ 1,900

Silversmith
Place

London

Year

1905

Superb quality antique silver photo frame with cast, heart-shaped body fitted with cast openwork and interwoven scroll surround. The frame has its original oak back and easel.

The creation of the iconic heart shape to signify love was first reported at the end of the Middle Ages. It gained popularity in the 15th and 16th centuries and has featured widely used in decorative design throughout subsequent centuries, reaching a peak of deep significance in 18th and 19th century decorative silverware and jewellery.

Portrait aperture 205mm x 190mm

Height
290mm (11 1/2")
Length
235mm (9 1/4")
Condition
Excellent
Reference
6182
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