Beautiful Finest Quality Silver, 999 London Britannia Hallmarked Photo Frame.
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Beautiful Finest Quality Silver, 999 London Britannia Hallmarked Photo Frame.:
Beautiful Edwardian Art Nouveau period design English silver photograph frame, the silver is of the finest quality.
The hallmarks are:Leopards Head Mark - London Assay OfficeRare Britannia Mark - Only for finest silver items999 Numerical Mark - Highest purity silver 99.9%Makers Mark: PVFDate letter Mark
The silver is finely embossed in a classic Art Nouveau design with a very stylish whiplash pattern running up both sides of the frame that incorporates intricately embossed lillies leading up to a raised oval vacant cartouche at the top. As well as the raised pattern the silver has a basket weave pattern all over the background that emphasises the raised decoration.
The frame has a polished wooden back and strut enabling portrait photographs to be displayed, complete with a genuine moire watered silk lining. The finest purity unalloyed silver has a depth of colour not found on lower grade silver items.
Unlike so many on now, this silver frame is not mass produced abroad but beautifully hand made, using the finest materials by one of the bestEnglishsilver frame makers: PVF.
Please note: There is a flood of unhallmarked frames manufactured abroad on now, be aware that the silver on these has not been independently assayed and hallmarked by an assay office, any marks they may have are applied by the manufacturer themselves and are not hallmarks! Your trading standards office will assist you if you purchase an article in the UK that is not hallmarked.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: 7" x 5.5." inches or 17.5cm x 13.5cmDisplays a 5" x 3.5" inch photograph
Post and Packing at cost.This item is well packedin a foam envelope, in a strong box, in a padded postal bag.Sent from France by priority mail, delivery is around 7 working days to the UK and 10 to Australia/United States.
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