Learn about Stokes (australasia) Ltd

Thomas Stokes a diesinker and electroplater was born in Birmingham in 1831, and arrived in Victoria in the 1850s, to join the search for gold. Soon after, presumably being unsuccessful in his quest or gold he established a business in Melbourne as a “Die Sinker and Medallist, Stamper and Token Maker”, and soon after added electroplating to the services he was able to supply.

By the 1880s he was employing 30 tradesmen and apprentices. The company's specialty was badges and at about this time they were producing coat and collar badges for schools, colleges, lodges and associations, the Victorian Railways, Salvation Army and the Australian Army. The business became a proprietary concern in 1911, re-named Stokes & Son Pty Ltd., and in 1962 Stokes became a public company, renamed Stokes (Australasia) Ltd

In the 1950s the company diversified into manufacturing components for the automotive and domestic appliance industries, and became one of Australia's leading suppliers to these industries.

Today, Stokes is a publicly listed company, with offices and representatives throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific. more...
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A Stokes & Sons sterling silver cream jug with the Macarthur/ Onslow family crest retailed by Hardy Bros copy of research notes included.

A pair of Australian silver serviette rings; Stokes & Son.

Three Australian silver serviette rings, Stokes, Stewart Dawson, and another. (3)

Three Australian silver serviette rings; Prouds, Stokes and Fairfax & Roberts. (3)

Australian silver pair of dishes having a round hand-pierced body, & sitting on a pedestal foot. Maker Stokes & Sons. Condition good, minor tarnishing. Diameter 13 cm. Weight 193g

English hallmarked sterling silver Edward VII cream jug & sugar bowl in the Georgian manner, on three feet. Chester, 1909, maker Stokes & Ireland Ltd. Condition good, minor tarnishing. Height of jug 9.5 cm. Weight 199g

Stokes & Sons silver mug, Melbourne, c. 1950 marked to side 'STG koala 1 S&S'. Height 9 cm weight 145 g.

Six Victorian silver coffee spoons and pair of sugar tongs, 'Apostle' terminals; Stokes & Ireland Ltd., Birmingham 1889. (fitted case)

Hip Flask: Sterling silver by Stokes & Ireland Ltd. of Chester, circa 1896, engraved 'Sir T.N.FitzGerald. Melbourne 10.3.00'. Thomas Naghten FitzGerald was the first Australian knighted for medicine & practised in Londsdale Street in Melbourne. FitzGerald

Three sterling silver napkin rings, all hallmarked to include a Stokes marked koala & L marks rubbed banded edge no engraving, a WJS.925 engraved PMG, and a mole, emu, Maltese with engraving WSVS, 44 grams approx in total.

Sterling silver salt cellar & spoon, hallmarked Chester 1934, maker Stokes & Ireland Ltd, the spoon has a different hallmark

An Australian silver tea service. Maker Stokes & Sons. Melbourne, Australia. Comprising of a teapot, water pot, sugar bowl and cover, and a cream jug. Each with a cast flared base. 1634gm.

A sterling silver goblet and pierced dish, late 19th century to early 20th century. a pierced double handled small bowl with a pierced frieze with maker's marks for William Drummond & Co, and a small 1928 tennis trophy goblet with marks for Stokes & Sons;

A fine Australian sterling silver loving cup, early 20th century, with maker's marks for Stokes & Son, with square form curved bracket handles to a simple plain bowl with monogram and raised upon a spreading foot, lightly gilt washed to the interior; hallm

A group of five assorted sterling silver napkin rings, late 19th century and later. Includes four Australian silver rings, including a lightly engraved ring marked Stokes and an embossed ring with fruits of the vine, marked Birmingham 1904, all hallmarked.

An Australian silver commemorative tray Thomas Stokes, Melbourne, circa 1950 inscribed 'Presented to the Rt. Hon.R.G.Casey Ch DSO, M.C, By the Prime Minister of Australia the Rt.Hon. R.G. Menzies, K.C on Behalf of the Federal Executive of the Liberal Party

An Australian sterling silver two-handled cup, 1907/8 with maker's mark for Stokes & Sons, the plain bowl on a stepped circular base with two acanthus-capped scroll handles, provenance: Stokes Australasia limited; hallmarked to bowl and also marks to base.

Stokes and Ireland Ltd, William Henry Stokes and Arthur George Ireland, Chester 1900 and 1912 two sterling silver mustard pots, with original blue glass liners together with two Georgian silver condiment spoons, London 1800 and 1823 (4)

An Australian silver mug and a pierced napkin ring by Stokes and Son, Melbourne, circa 1950, by Stokes and Son, Melbourne, circa 1950, Both marked 'STG / Koala / 1 / S&S, 9 cm high. Provenance: Quahlee Homestead Gallery Antiques Caloundra, May 1986

Silver napkin ring by Stokes & Co., the cylindrical body with incised acorn leaves and inscribed: to Dear /Father/ from/ VI and Flo. Marks: (kangaroo) S (in star)/ Sand S/ Stg.silver. Weight: 33 grams. Diameter 4.5 cm. Provenance: Vizard Foundation

Two Russell Drysdale silver pictorial plates. 'Going to Town;' & 'The Stockmen.' Issued by Stokes, Melbourne, 1975. Wear to 'Going to Town.' diameter 20 cm

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