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Gilt Verre Églomisé, Cheap Funerals Trade Shop Sign Oliver Twist



A rather tongue-in-cheek reverse painting and gilt doubled sided trade sign, reading "CHEAP FUNERALS" flippant to say the least. The sign shows signs of age related wear, as you would expect. The sign is doubled sided glass with a typical wooden caucus wrapped in a wrought iron and riveted frame, two original iron hanging hooks. The sign was used in the adaptation of Dickens 1838 novel Oliver Twist (1948) and is seen in the scene when Oliver meets Mr Sowerberry. Its possibly the sign was produced solely for the film, my view is it predates the film due to the construction and has all qualities of an early 20th century trade sign. Either way a wonderful cheeky decorative item. Measures: 63cm in width 46cm in height 5cm in depth.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.12 in. (46 cm)Width: 24.81 in. (63 cm)Depth: 1.97 in. (5 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Lowestoft, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4612121950262

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