Art Nouveau Tortoiseshell Heart Picture Frame
With Heart Shaped Windows From our Accessories collection, we are delighted to offer this Tortoiseshell Heart Picture Frame by the Atkin Brothers. The Picture frame with beautifully shaped rounded bulbous corners and domed scallop top made from Tortoiseshell. To the... Read More
Stamped HA for Henry Atkin (Atkin Brothers)
With Heart Shaped Windows
From our Accessories collection, we are delighted to offer this Tortoiseshell Heart Picture Frame by the Atkin Brothers. The Picture frame with beautifully shaped rounded bulbous corners and domed scallop top made from Tortoiseshell. To the centre two viewing windows are shaped as hearts perfect for gifting to a loved one. The front of the frame is mounted with scrolling Silver plate motifs and stamped HA for Henry Atkin (Atkin Brothers) dating to the late Victorian, Art Nouveau period Circa 1900.
Atkin Brothers the Atkin Brothers was originally founded by Thomas Law a silversmith work worked out of Sheffield from approximately 1750 to 1775. He was one of the only two firms combining the trades of cutlers and general silversmiths. The business was continued by his sons John and William, and later by Joseph Law son of John. In 1824, the mark LL of Joseph Law, Jonn Oxley & Henry Atkin was entered and in 1829. Henry Atkin and John Oxley, trading as Atkin, Oxley & Co, succeeded to the original firm and then dissolved their partnership around 1840. Henry Atkin then continued to trade under Henry Atkin & Co at 32 Howard Street, Sheffield. He died in 1853, and his three sons Harry, Edward and Frank Atkin continued working as the Atkin Brothers in their Truro Works, Matilda Street, Sheffield. The firm opened offices in London, managed by Harry Wright Atkin, and in 1925 became a limited liability company as Atkin Brothers (Silversmiths) Ltd.
Tortoiseshell describes a type of decorative material made from the shells of certain species of sea turtles. The shells of these turtles are composed of a hard, glossy substance called keratin, which can be cut and shaped into a variety of decorative items. Tortoiseshell has been used for centuries to make a range of decorative objects, including combs, brush handles, and other small items. It is also sometimes used to make tea caddies, as it is strong, durable, and can be polished to a high shine. The term “tortoiseshell” is used to describe these decorative items, even though they are made from the shells of sea turtles because the term has been used historically to refer to this material.
Measurements (Inches) 6.1 x 7.87 x 0.39
If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office. Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.
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