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large, vibrant colman's mustard enamel sign

S/N:0936

1911

  • £440.00
  • €517 Euro
  • $612 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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In the early 1800s, Jeremiah Colman began making mustard at a water mill near Norwich (England)... Jeremiah founded Colman's of Norwich in 1814. From 1855 the firm introduced its distinctive yellow packaging and bull's head logo, and in 1866 was granted the Royal Warrant as manufacturers of mustard to Queen Victoria. (Her Majesty's household still uses Colman's!).

This large enamel sign is dated to July 1911 and for such an early piece of enamel advertising it has survived the decades well with wonderfully vibrant colours and a good surface gloss. Measuring in at 1.2m wide it's a real statement piece...

There are patches of enamel loss scattered across the face of the sign, but nothing that impacts the legibility of the piece and in my opnion is all part of the charm of an original piece of advertising that's over a century old!

The sign can be hung using it's original mounting holes and measures 1.22m wide x 1.07m high.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 107cm (42.13in)
  • W: 122cm (48.03in)
  • D: 0.2cm (0.08in)

Period: 

1911

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I’m Louis Walpole. Over a decade of working for and alongside some of the best antique dealers in the country at London’s renowned Portobello Road have helped me to form a detailed understanding of, and appreciation for, a diverse array of antiques. In 2016, after ‘dabbling’ in the trade since childhood I decided to follow my heart and (ignoring a myriad of people advising against it) leave my salaried job to trade full time. Since then I have travelled around England and Western Europe collecting the pieces that particularly interest me. These pieces loosely follow the themes of; automotive, advertising, scientific and industrial. I have a select number of items on display in Atlam on Portobello Road. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

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