William Hair Haseler arts and crafts silver photo frame

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A William Haseler silver photo frame dated Birmingham 1905 and almost certainly retailed through Liberty & Co.

The frame is designed with flower heads that I believe are representative of cow parsley. I cannot identify the designer and I don’t believe the frame is by one of the usual candidates of Archibald Knox, Oliver Baker or David Veazey.  I think most likely it is by one of the less well known Birmingham School designers/artists occasionally employed by Haseler.  It is nevertheless a striking design.

The frame is simply produced using repousse  sheet silver nailed to a wooden back.  It carries the design registration number 445513.

Condition is original and very good.  Note that the frame is designed to be wall hung, and does not have a stand though I am sure it could be readily adapted.  There is a repaired crack to the removable wooden backboard that would not be seen once hung.

Maker: William Hair Haseler & Co

Designer: Unidentified

Date : 1905

Marks: WHH, Birmingham, date letter “f”

Material: Sterling silver

Condition: Excellent, see description

Size: 20.5 m tall, 19 cm wide max.  Aperture is 13.5 x 9.75 cm

Weight : nm

SKU: A696 Category:

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Art nouveau, Arts and crafts