Russian Metal Artworks

Photo frame

    Photo frame

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    A. Bragin's workshop

    Silver, wood, fabric; casting, presswork, embossing

    29 х 21.6 cm

    Marks: "А.Б"; tee of St Petersburg Assay District department 1908-1917 with silver alloy "84"


    Right-angled table frame with a right-angled cut for the photograph or a miniature picture, with a flap leg on the back. The edges of the frame made of polished wood and ornated with silver decoration in the form of the stylized Lictor's rod with tangled ribbons (external) and a belt of acanthus leaves (internal). The round silver locket in the form of a laurel wreath and openwork inscription "11 апреля 1904" (11th of April, 1904) crowns the top part of the frame. The decoration is performed in the Neo Classical style.