A quality sterling silver photograph frame by Stokes & Ireland Ltd 1916. The silver frame is of a rectangular form with broad, flat frame. The back with solid wood easel-type support and back cover secured corner and swivel tabs. The silver frame is of a good gauge of silver and is inset with a removable glass cover over navy blue moire lining. Hallmarked for the Chester Assay Office 1916 and for silversmiths Stokes & Ireland Ltd. The frame measures 23 cm by 18 cm. Aperture measures 20.25 cm by 15.25 cm.
The firm of Stokes & Ireland was formed by William Henry Stokes & Arthur George Ireland in 1872 based at Great Hampton Street, Birmingham. The partnership continued and they formed a limited company trading as Stokes & Ireland Ltd in 1892. The firm were manufacturers of silver household items such as tea-services, flatware, card cases and vinaigrettes. Stokes & Ireland Ltd were taken over by S. Blanckensee & Son Ltd in 1925.
Quality Rectangular Silver Photograph Frame by Stokes & Ireland Chester 1916
This silver photograph frame is in excellent overall condition commensurate with age. The silver frame is in excellent condition with very minor signs of use. Frame back is solid. Hinge to strut and tabs securing the backboard are all sound. Please see images as they form an important part of the description.