Antique 1920s Carved English Breadboard Advertising Allinson Flour & Bread
A lovely example of antique advertising in the form of a carved wooden bread board for Allinson Bread, dating from the 1920s.
Circular carved wooden bread boards were very popular in the early part of the twentieth Century, often given as wedding gifts. Capitalising on their popularity, Allinson, a well known flour producer in the United Kingdom, produced these bread boards as an opportunity to advertise their own wares.
This is a lovely example, with the lettering and carving still clearly visible. It is also a little more unusual than most, with the lettering placed at the bottom rather than top of the board.
There is evidence of minor wear to the bread board, with knife marks from carving and some wear to the leaf part of the border at the top. However, the lettering is still very clearly defined.
The board sits flat but can be pushed slightly down to the left. It is still perfectly usable though. It has a bleached colouring to it, from regular washing, but a richer colouring could be added through regular waxing.
These issues do not detract from the board and it is still a very attractive and usable piece which would look lovely on display.
Diameter, 27.5cm; Height, 2cm
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