Exquisite Finest Quality 999 Hallmarked Silver London & Britannia Photo Frame.
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Exquisite Finest Quality 999 Hallmarked Silver London & Britannia Photo Frame.:
Exquisite Miniature Victorian 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 very finely embossed (see pics) with the William Morris acanthus design.The frame has a polished wooden back and strut enabling portrait photographs to be displayed, 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.
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 noteThere 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 on the UK site an article that is not hallmarked but described as silver.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 frame2.75" x 2." inches or 7 cm x 5 cmDisplays a 5 cm x 3 cm photograph
Post and Packing at costThis item is well packedin a foam envelope, in a strong box, in a padded postal bag.Sent by priority mail, delivery is within 5 working days in the UK and 12 to Australia/United States.
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