AN EARLY, COLMAN'S STARCH TIN ADVERTISING SIGN
This early, Colman's Starch tin advertising sign oozes charm - the upper half has a lovely warm red background and a wonderfully detailed version of the company's Bull's Head logo. Some surface rust has started to bleed through in the lower part of the sign giving it a lovely patina that just can't be replicated.
Colman's introduced the bull's head logo around 1855 and so this sign probably dates from the late 19th century - there are some surfaces scratches, the aforementioned surface rust and a little 'nibbling' to the lower corners, but generally the condition of this sign is such that it adds character to the piece rather than detracting from it.
The sign measures 43cm wide x 28cm high.