Birmingham Silver 1915
From our Silver collection, we are delighted to offer this huge Colonial Sterling Silver Photo Frame. The frame of plain form cast in heavy gauge silver with an Oak back and large stand. The frame hallmarked to the side of the silver Birmingham and is dated 1915 with an illegible three character silver hallmark. The rear of the frame with a small plaque inscription reading Coombes Company Ltd, Silversmiths, Rangoon. The frame contains the original marriage photograph within by J A Savarese (a colonial photographer) which has been mounted on the rear with royal blue silk. The frame will fit a photo that measures approximately 46cm High x 32.5cm wide.
Rangoon (present day Yangon) was the former capital city of Myanmar and an important city in the colonial history of both India and Myanmar. It held important events which eventually lead to Indian Independence.
Sterling Silver is an alloy composed by weight of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness (parts per thousand) of 925.
Colonialism is where one group of people, a social construct, or nation state controls, directs, or imposes taxes or tribute on other people or areas, often by establishing colonies, generally for strategic and economic advancement of the colonising group or construct.
Measurements 51cm High x 38cm Wide x 2cm Deep (20 x 15 x 0.8 Inches)
Condition Excellent, minor wear, couple of very small scratches to the glass.
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