This enamel sign for Nugget Boot Polish is a fantastic example dating from the early 1900s.
Nugget Boot Polish is cited as being one of the few brands of boot polish available in the 19th century. Nugget ran as a brand until 1929 when a merger lead to the name changing to Chiswick Products Ltd. This sign's early production is reflected in its quality - a heavy base metal with a thick enamel coating.
The quality production means the sign has aged brilliantly - there are some small areas of enamel loss but nothing that impacts the legibility of the piece where the typography with its bowed/swollen 'trompe-l'œil' effect has real impact. This particular example has a white shadow to the lettering too which is particularly unusual. The sign hangs well and sits flat - it can easily be hung using the original mounting holes.
122cm wide x 61cm high