A fabulous Arts & Crafts-Art Deco small bronze picture frame with a graceful sterling crest embellishment made by Smith Metal Arts Company.
The frame has a fluid applied sterling arts & crafts design at the top.
The frame is self standing, the photo slides into a compartment in the back. There is no glass though there is room to fit a piece in the pocket. Most likely this was originally used as a desktop calendar.
Measures 3.5" by 3", the pocket measures 2.75" by 2&1/8",the displayed photo is photo 2&3/8" by 1&5/8".
It is in excellent condition, no damage, the back is tarnished but can be cleaned if desired.
Marked on the back 'Silver Crest Sterling Decorated Bronze' with the stylized initials SHA Co for Smith Metal Arts Company* and E 100".
A charming Arts and Crafts antique picture frame perfect for a favorite small photo.
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*Smith Metal Arts was founded in Buffalo, NY in 1889 by German immigrant and metal and leather goods craftsman Otto Heinz, as the Heinz Art Metal Company, who began as a manufacturer of desk blotters, pen and letter holders, envelope sealers and ink blotters, and later developed the first “lay-flat” page type of desktop calendar base. Following Heinz’s death in 1919, the company was purchased by Frederick Smith, their top salesman, and through collaboration with jewelry designer, Peter Muller-Munk, eventually evolved into the manufacture of “designer” lines of desk and office accessories and accoutrements.