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Lovely, Early, Nugget Boot Polish Enamel Sign

S/N:0594

1910s/20s

  • £460.00
  • €496 Euro
  • $581 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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This enamel sign for Nugget Boot Polish is a fantastic example dating from the early 1900s.
Nugget Boot Polish is cited as being one of the few brands of boot polish available in the 19th century. Nugget ran as a brand until 1929 when a merger lead to the name changing to Chiswick Products Ltd.
This sign's early production is reflected in it's quality - a heavy base metal with a thick enamel coating. The quality production means the sign has aged brilliantly - there are some small areas of enamel loss but nothing that impacts the legibility of the piece where the typography with it's bowed/swollen 'trompe-l'œil' effect has real impact. This particular example has a white shadow to the lettering too which is particularly unusual.
The sign hangs well and sits flat - it can easily be hung using the original mounting holes.
It measures 122cm (4ft) wide x 61cm (2ft) high.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 61cm (24.02in)
  • W: 122cm (48.03in)
  • D: 0.2cm (0.08in)

Period: 

1910s/20s

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