This is a fabulous rare Art Nouveau large solid silver double photo frame made by the famous German artist, sculptor and metalworker Gustav Grohe. It has a reclining cherub and nymph surrounded by butterflies, flowers and foliage with a winged Angel wearing a flowing revealing dress at the centre with a thoughtful expression on her face. It dates from circa 1890 and has DEPON GUST.
GROHE " stamped on the frame on the bottom left, this has been overstamped by " STERLING but is still legible. Most of his works are made in copper, bronze and silver plate with very few items made in sterling silver. The condition is excellent considering that it is around 130 years old with very crisp detailing to the silver and very little wear to the silver, there is some minor wear to the brown velvet. One of the two wooden supports at the back of the frame has come loose and needs a repair to the fabric at the hinge, ideally both hinges could do with some new brown velvet fabric to make the frame perfect, but it works fine as it is.
Please examine the photos as they form an important part of the description. The frame is large measuring an impressive 35cm x 28cm or 14 inches x 11 inches.
The opening size for photos is 8.5cm x 12.8cm. This photo frame would look fabulous in any setting even the grandest of houses and would make a nice addition to any silver collection. The item "SUPERB RARE 19thC1890 GUSTAV GROHE ANGEL ART NOUVEAU STERLING SILVER PHOTO FRAME" is in sale since Sunday, November 1, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Frames". The seller is "anlincs" and is located in brigg.This item can be shipped worldwide.