A Russian gilded silver and nephrite photograph frame, St. Petersburg, circa 1895. Rectangular, the rectangular aperture with gilded silver bezel, the back fitted with scrolling gilded silver strut and suspension ring. Struck with Cyrillic maker’s mark A.Sh (А.Ш), possibly for Alexander Sturts or Alexander Sholgunov, and 84 silver quality standard. Dimensions: 4 1/2 in. h x 3 3/8 in. w (10.7 x 8.6 cm). Aperture: 2 3/8 in. h x 1 ½ in. w (6 x 3.85 cm).
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