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Vintage Carved Wood & Polychrome Fishmonger Sign

 

This Fine Relic Has Been Sold.
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CARVED WOOD & POLYCHROME
FISH MONGER CHANDLERY SIGN

Front of fishmongers sign image
 
SIZE: 46" H x 15" W x 3" D           WEIGHT:  11 pounds
Price SOLD
 

 

Presented is a hand carved wood figure of a Fishmonger wearing his apron and holding a large size fish for the customer's approval.  This wonderful  old sign hung in the famous Anthony's Pier 4 restaurant at Boston's Harbor front since 1963, when it was closed in 2012, to make way for the re-development of Boston's harbor front. During its heyday, this restaurant  was the eating and watering ground for the city's elite, movie stars, politicians and hundreds of tourist daily.

 
The sign is painted with a brown straw hat, brown hair and blue eyes, wearing a white shirt yellowed with age, and red and white tie. His apron is the classic blue and white striped colors of the Turn of the 20th Century, and covers most of his green pants and black shoes.
Top portion of fishmonger sign image
 Closeup of top section of sign
 

Figures such as this were commonly used as a trade sign in front of Sea Food shops and by restaurants selling sea food to catch the attention of prospective customers. 

Closeup of fish being shown to customer image
 Closeup of the fish being shown
  
CONDITION: The paint is in generally good condition on the front with only a few minor scratches and dings. The back is painted flat black and has some paint drippings. The wood which used to surround one of the screw holes by which it was hung as shown on the left shoulder is missing, but this should not be a problem in re-hanging.
Bottom part of sign image
 Lower part of sign showing green pants and black shoes
 
SHIPPING:  Flat rate shipping to the 48 contiguous States is $115.00

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