This is a fabulous silver-gilt portrait miniature frame, dating to the mid 17th century. It is a large oval example, intact with the original mercurial gold gilding. Similar to P.129-1910, P.32-1929 held in the V&A. This type of frame was popular throughout the 17th century. A perfect piece for a period miniature looking for a new home!
OBJECT: Miniature Frame
DATE: c. 1610 - 1680 A.D.
SIZE: 76mm x 51mm x 10mm (inside 67mm x 50mm)
WEIGHT: 46.9 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. E. Hodgkins Collection, Oxfordshire.
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