Antique Belgian Silver 12″ Photo Frame – Altenloh, Bruxelles
Altenloh of Brussels , Belgium.
This is a superb antique classic style silver frame measuring 12” (30 cms) high x 9” ( 23 cms) wide with ribbon engraving to the top and down the sides, and a cartouche ( blank) at the top centre.
It is extremely good quality weighing 1019 grams overall and has a wooden back and silver easel stand.
It has the Belgian silver hallmark, and is marked 950 and has the name Altenloh Bruxelles on the side and it also has a small plaque saying Altenloh Bruxelles at the rear of the base.
Belgian silver is very unusual and we have researched Altenloh and discovered that the company made 2 fabulous quality frames for the Belgian Royal family c 1914, one each for the King and Queen, and both of these frames were stamped with the identical mark Altenloh Bruxelles and 950.
As Belgian silver hallmarking doesn’t include a date letter in the same way that UK silver does, it is impossible to date exactly however I have looked at the frame in detail and I am of the opinion that it dates to the early 1900’s.
It came from a private collection of top quality frames that we recently purchased, and which we are currently in the process of adding to our website .
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