Boar's head - 3/4 view

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Date:1839 - 1901 (c.)

Description:This is a large Victorian wall plaque, made of pine and shaped as a boar's head mask. The boar's head comes out of a cartouche-shaped back plate, and has a detachable tongue and a metal tube (possibly a water or electricity pipe) in its mouth. Originally, it would have been gessoed and painted, and it may have been used as an inn sign. It is British, and dates from the 19th century. Height 907mm, Width 775mm, Depth 450mm


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1700s
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1770s
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1800s
Cobbler's sign
Cobbler's sign

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1850s
Coffee pot trade sign
Coffee pot trade sign

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1870s
Hatter's sign
Hatter's sign

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1900s
Fishmonger's sign
Fishmonger's sign

This hanging fishmonger's sign in the form of a leaping fish, painted in pink, grey ...

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Source: Compton Verney House Trust

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