There are lots of wonderful display opportunities to be had with this stunning metal Seahorse Trade sign.
Whether propped on a mantel piece or casually placed on a console table or simply hung from its wrought iron bracket, this decorative seahorse is sure to add a nautical touch to any setting.
Seahorses have a long been mentioned in mythology, if only as the preferred ride of mermaids and Neptune himself.
The large 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 collectible.
Intended as interior decor, the item could be used outside with additional protection.
Each seahorse 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 a finish that looks aged and distressed.
The seahorse comes complete with a wrought iron hanging bracket which is finished with a brass finial.
Seahorse Overall Size: approx 82 x 14 x 64 cm tall
Bracket Size: approx 90 x 9 x 41 cm tall