Lyons cakes double-sided enamel sign w. Framework


United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2016
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To find this early, Lyons Cakes enamel sign with the beautiful scrollwork shaping ad graphics, parchment yellow background and Royal Coat of Arms is a real rarity, to find it complete with it's original wrought iron frame work is rarer still...

This example is in particularly good condition with virtually no enamel loss to the main area of the sign, just some rust coloured discolouration that has run down from the framework over the years (but frankly I'd say this adds to the age/character of the piece, rather than detracting from it). Thanks to the Coat of Arms for H.M. The King we know the sign was produced between 1910-'36 and we can see from the address that this was during the height of Lyons' occupation of one of the United Kingdoms largest food factories located in the heart of Hammersmith, London (could you imagine the value of more than 13 acres of real estate in West London now?!).

The sign can easily be hung using it's original mounting points and displays beautifully with an even, albeit, slightly muted gloss present across both sides and with the blue enamel layer for the lettering sitting raised above the rest of the surface (see photo #5).

The sign itself measures 38cm wide x 54.5cm high, including the iron frame work it's 56.5cm wide x 84cm high, the hanging tabs (with the screw holes) are 9.5cm across.


  • H: 84cm (33.07in)
  • W: 56.5cm (22.24in)
  • D: 9.5cm (3.74in)



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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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