Reed & Barton (American, 1840-present). <em>Frame with Portrait Engraving of Man in Profile Facing Right</em>, ca. 1908. Silver-plate, 9 x 9 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. (22.9 x 24.4 x 9.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 85.162a-b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.85.162a-b.jpg)

Frame with Portrait Engraving of Man in Profile Facing Right

Artist:Reed & Barton

Medium: Silver-plate

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1908

Dimensions: 9 x 9 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. (22.9 x 24.4 x 9.2 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 85.162a-b

Image: CUR.85.162a-b.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Round-arched frame (a) with mushroom-shaped opening and two rectangular projections on lower edge serving as feet. The frame is ornamented to resemble a cross-section of a railway tunnel. Near the picture edge is acid-etched fill comprising dots and small triangles; outside of this irregular area is filled with acid-etched pebble shapes; along outer edge of frame are trapezoidal forms filled with cross-hatching. In lower left of frame is a rectangle comprising 12 canted squares, each filled with four circles. In the lower right of frame is a rectangular panel (switch box?) engraved with canted squares on left edge and with inscription. Inside the frame (b) is glazed photogravure of a man, profile facing right. The backing of the frame (c) is blue velvet-covered cardboard with a hinged prop. CONDITION: Some minor wear to velvet, otherwise excellent.

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