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.
Silver Rectangular Photograph Frame by A&J Zimmerman Birmingham 1914
The silver frame is in excellent condition commensurate with age. Its oak back-board and support leg are in excellent condition. Hinged support and retaining clips are in excellent working order. Watered silk discoloured with age. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.