I love these heart frames that were so popular at the turn of the 20th century. This one is very nice, because of all the work of leaves and flowers on the front, and because the glass is even beveled within the heart shape. The back of the frame is original, but the easel has been cleverly replaced. Actually, this is a good thing, because I have two or three nice ones now that had the original easel on when I bought them, but they were fragile, and by the time I got them home the easel had broken. They now are unusable, and I don't know where to take them to have them repaired. Anyway, the photo insert, with the glass, measures a little over 4 and 1/2 inches North to South, and 4 and 1/4 inches East to West. The hallmarks are so cleverly hidden in the work they were very hard to find, but I finally found them. The marks declare that the silver is English sterling, minted in Birmingham, in the year 1901.
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