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Miniature pottery picture frame attributed to potter George Beech of Brantford on the basis of style. It may have been a salesman's sample because it does not look like it was ever used. The exterior measurements of the frame are approximately 5" X 5 1/2" with a rabbet of approximately 3 3/4" X 4 3/4". The visible aperture measures approximately 2 1/4" X 2 7/8". Magnificent swirled dark chocolate and butterscotch glaze. Outstanding condition with no chips or cracks. For a signed example of Beech's pottery picture frames see plate 125 in Elizabeth Collard's seminal study of NINETEENTH CENTURY POTTERY AND PORCELAIN IN CANADA (2nd. ed.). A signed Beech pottery frame sold at a Waddington Auction in 2000 for $6,670. Un unsigned pottery frame sold at the same auction for $5,750.