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One of a set of three traditional English back-painted and gilded glass shop signs,

“TATTOO”, painted by hand,

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One of a set of three traditional English back-painted and gilded glass shop signs,

“TATTOO”, painted by hand,

the six 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,

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Dimensions: 70cm (27½") High, 168cm (66¼") Wide, 7cm (2¾") Deep
Stock code: 45335
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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.