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One of a set of three traditional English back-painted and gilded glass shop signs,
the five letters in a bespoke fishtail typeface, all foliate serifs with mica-stippled gilt and a bright outline, the shafts fielded and inlaid with fragmented mother-of-pearl and on occasion knopped with a Tuscan spur; a running dogtooth border, above and below, livened with stucco foil-work, all on a salmon-pink ground, framed,
This extraordinary sign, a showcase of the traditional signwriter’s techniques, was a commission for a shop-front that was ultimately never installed. As abstract glass signs this work needs no context however and are for sale separately “SKIN” “CANDY”, “TATTOO” - please check for the availability of the others by Search.
We can offer similar signage from the same workshop - please enquire for a quotation.