Posted 9 years ago
I was pleased to get this photo frame from Vinnies some months ago. When I got home I gave it a quick rub with a silver cloth and it just glowed! I had not realised until then how clever was the impressed work on the frame and on the edges too. In a way it reminds me of 'trench-art', but the very tiny impressed "EPNS" means that it was a commercial item. Perhaps it's more Arts & Crafts? It still retains the original glass and the A-frame foot works a treat. I suspect British manufacture but it also could be Australian. I'd welcome any suggestions about its origin.
It's 13 cm across or 5 inches.
The image comes from an ad for an exhibition soon on in Melbourne, Australia. It is from Louis David’s "Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul, crossing the Alps at Great St. Bernard Pass, 20 May 1800 of 1803". It is normally housed at Versailles, musée national du château; but it's here in Australia for the winter.