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A Double-Sided Enamel Sign For Pullars Of Perth

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  • £290.00
  • €339 Euro
  • $366 US Dollar

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An absolutely wonderful example of it's type, this double sided enamel sign for an Agent of Pullars, Cleaners and Dyers of Perth. Pullars Dyers were set up by John Pullar in 1824 in Perth where he dyed cloth for his father's business (cloth manufacture). By 1856 they employed over 100 persons and had over thirty premises gathering clothes for cleaning - this sign would've originally hung in a wooden framework front of such a premises. As the production of enamel signage didn't really get going until the late 1880s, this sign probably dates from the turn of the century, it employs strong, simple typography with a wonderful light blue drop shadow to the main lettering. These crisp, clean graphics are shown at they were intended with this sign remaining bright and clean with a fantastic gloss. One side is near faultless with just very minor nibbling around the edges, the reverse also has minor nibbling and one small chip to the enamel near the 'u' of Pullars... Generally both sides are as bright as glossy as you could hope for - see the second to last photo where I've tried my best to capture the enamel's surface. Interestingly, and unusually the lettering differs between the two sides, with one side detailing 'cleaners and dyers' and the other side detailing a 'dye works'... As it would've been originally hung in a wooden framework there are no mounting holes in the sign itself so would be best sat as per the photographs... What else is there to say? All in all, it's a beautifully preserved piece of advertising history. The sign measures 48cm high x 34.5cm wide

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Seller Location

London, London

Item Dimensions

H: 48cm W: 34.5cm D: 0.2cm



Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

London, London

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)7703104788