Elegant silver photograph frame by A&J Zimmerman 1914. Rectangular broad silver frame bordered by moulding to its outside edge. Rectangular aperture. Solid easel type oak back-board and support leg with watered silk lining behind its glass. Retaining corner tabs and swivel clips locating its back-board. Clear hallmarks for the Birmingham Assay Office 1914 and makers A & J Zimmerman. External dimensions are 17 cm by 12.5 cm. The aperture measures 13 cm by 8.5 cm.

 

A&J Zimmerman was founded in 1879 by Arthur S. Zimmerman and John Ulrich Zimmerman. They had their workshops located in both Birmingham and London as well as a London Showroom through which they sold their silverware. The company was registered as a limited company in 1902 but by 1930 had gone into voluntary liquidation. Little information survives of the history of the firm of A&J Zimmerman, however the lasting nature of so many of their items of silverware speaks to the quality and craftsmanship of their pieces.