Ernest Stokes

Ernest Percival Stokes

Bonheur du jour, 1910

Macassar ebony, sycomore, ivory, bone, abalone and mother of pearl inlay
Made at Shoreditch LCC Technical Institute, London
h. 114,4 cm - w. 46 cm - d. 33 cm

MARKS : Signed and dated

PROVENANCE : In the artist's family - Thence by descent until 2018

EXHIBITION : This piece was presented at the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, London, on June 6th 1910 and was awarded a prize. Ernest Stokes was also awarded the 1st Honours award by the London City and Guilds in 1911.

LITERATURE : The original certificate for that prize survives.