This is a lovely, and someone unusual frame for the time. It came from Italy, and is clearly marked Fornari Roma, 800 silver, which is sterling silver. From the wood back and the photo, I would guess this frame to be circa 1910-1917. The frame itself measures 5 X 7, and the photo opening measures 4 X 6, which just happens to be the perfect size for today's photos. The frame and back are in excellent condition, and I bought several frames from the same English dealer, so I got a good price. This is a nice size for the money.