Opinions on object's intended / original use appreciated

Hi All,

Matt from New Zealand here…

I am looking for any information on the object pictured below.

I believe this is silver plated, and is stamped with Lee & Wigfull’s mark as follows:

“L & W S” followed by a “P” (perpendicular to the previous), with “470” stamped above the makers mark.

The edges are lightly serrated, and as can be seen there’s an old photo mounted in the middle depression, bordered with rope.

Specifically I was wondering

  • if it was made to be a photo holder/frame
  • the approximate age

Any information or opinions appreciated :smiley: