Beautiful Victorian period design English silver photograph frame, the silver is of the finest quality. Leopards Head Mark - London Assay Office. Rare Britannia Mark - Only for finest silver items. 999 Numerical Mark - Highest purity silver 99.9%.
The silver is very finely embossed (see pics) with the William Morris acanthus design. The frame has a polished wooden back and pointed strut enabling portrait or landscape photographs to be displayed, complete with a genuine moire watered silk lining. Often little or no regard is given to the quality of the back that supports the silver, however some makers use cardboard backs covered by velvet which looks presentable when new, but velvet and silver polish do not mix and in time the back will perish and look tatty, soon after the silver will be reduced to its scrap value.The finest purity unalloyed 999 silver has a depth of colour not found on lower grade 925 silver items. The UK Hallmarking Act (1973) states that it is an offence for any person, in the course of trade or business, to describe an un-hallmarked article as being wholly or partly made of precious metal(s) or to supply un-hallmarked articles to which such a description is applied. Brand new and boxed it has never been used so no dings, dents or scratches, a beautiful quality item. Approximate overall size of this frame. 9.5" x 8" inches or 24 cm x 20.5 cm. Holds a 7.5" x 6" inch photograph, view from the front is 18 cm x 14 cm. Post and Packing at cost. This item is well packed in a foam envelope, in a strong box, in a padded postal bag. To facilitate this I will only leave feedback if left for me first. The item "XLarge Superb Finest 999 Quality Hallmarked Silver London Britannia Photo Frame" is in sale since Sunday, September 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Frames". The seller is "placedelagrave" and is located in Dordogne & London. This item can be shipped worldwide.