This is a pretty little Georgian pressed brass frame that dates from the 1800 to 1820 period. It contains a beautiful little embossed paper picture which was then hand painted. The humorous raised scene features a rider losing his wig and hat. The piece was manufactured circa 1820 by Dobbs of London, see the impressed Dobbs mark bottom left. Dobbs were a British firm of paper embossers, print publishers and ornamental stationers to King George. Dobbs were known for their use of embossed paper/card designs that were used in face screens, mourning cards, writing papers, visiting cards and envelopes. The artist would have visited her local stationers to specifically purchase the embossed blank card with the intention of painting over the embossed design.
This dinky sized Regency era item will display excellently in any setting, a unique item which would be perfect for anyone who collects all things Dobbs or perhaps a special piece for your dolls house wall.
Measuring: Frame diameter 2 5/8 inch (6.8 cm). Aperture diameter 1.75 inch (4.8 cm).
Condition: A small chip 1/8 inch to the outer edge of the pressed brass frame, some darkening to the paper and the glass has at some point broken and been replaced by old plexiglass (perspex).