Rare Edwardian Antique Large Painted Grocers Shop Advertising Sign For Keenora Jelly

1930s antique Meredith Drew glass shop counter advertising display jar

A rare large Edwardian painted grocers advertising sign for Keenora “Hasty Table Jelly”, dating from the early part of the twentieth Century.

This is a very unique piece of social history. The Keenora jelly brand no longer exists, but they advertised their “hasty” jelly powders in national newspapers in the early 20th Century. At the time, these would have been quite a radical new type of product, purporting to save time in the kitchen.

This is a very large advertising sign which would also have hung in grocers shops to advertise their products.

Considering the age of the piece the paint is in reasonably good condition. It has faded and been scratched in places but the colours are still clear and vibrant. There are holes in the four corners of the painting for this to be screwed to the wall. Two of the original screws are present, the other two are missing, but can easily be replaced.

This painting has more than likely been glued to the wall previously, as old wallpaper is on the back of it. There are also paint splash marks around the edge, and wear and some knocks to the frame. Nonetheless, given the size and clarity of the painting, these do not detract. It is a very unique piece and would make an extremely interesting feature in the modern home. It’s also perfect as an interesting feature in a cafe or restaurant.

Width, 80.5cm; Height, 61cm; Depth, 3cm

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