Whether propped on a mantel piece or stood vertically in a corner or simply hung from its wrought iron bracket, this decorative metal fish trade sign is sure to bring a nautical touch to any setting.
The sign is fashioned after a time when streets were not numbered and trade signs became a way of achieving recognition for individual shops.
Painted tin or ‘tole’ as it’s professionally known is a dying art requiring skilled craftsmen to fashion the metal. Antique trade signs are exceedingly rare nowadays and highly collectable.
Intended as interior decor, the item could be used outside with additional protection.
Each fish is entirely crafted from metal and hand painted on both sides.
The surface is further enhanced with a crackle glaze, this causes the top layer of paint applied over the glaze to crack, resulting in an aged look.
The fish comes complete with a wrought iron hanging bracket.
Fish Overall Size: approx 35 x 14 x 112 cm long
Bracket Size: approx 70 x 14 x 90 cm long