RARE EARLY 20TH CENTURY ALFRED PEATS PRIZE WALL PAPER ANTIQUE BAKED CERAMIC PORCELAIN STEEL, METAL ADVERTISING SIGN, with PRE- DRILLED HOLES ALONG OUTSIDE MARGINS for WALL MOUNTING/ HANGING. [New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston]. Early 20th century Ame ri can antique early decorating supply advertising & porcelain ceramic metal home decorating advertising signs. 17" Width x 14" Height. For sale is this very scarce and very cool early 20th century Ame ri can antique baked porcelain ceramic steel metal wall paper and home/office decorating advertising sign, produced by Alfred Peats Prize Wall Paper Agency, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston.
It has pre-drilled wall hanging/mounting holes along its perimeter and it's largely here, due to the concussive force of metal fasteners affixing the porcelain sign to a wall, where damage to the surface of the sign is primarily located. The porcelain ceramic enamel loss is minimal and the interior field of the sign has only some minor abrasions/scuffs and a single small area of enamel loss on the lower right quarter of its front. The back of the sign has smooth baked porcelain ceramic surfaces with more visible oxidation, as moisture would have been caught between its surface and the wall it was mounted on. It looks to have been mounted indoors, as the sign is relatively unscathed.It's now nearly 100 years old and counting. Its facia is still glossy and its rich colors remain nearly undiminished in overall saturation and intensity. The sign measures 17" in width by 14" in height. Great inverted cobalt blue four-leaf clover design motif.
What's on your walls looking back at you? Good to Very Good overall antique condition. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs\Original\Pre-1930". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.