00/A RARE AND ORIGINAL COOPER COOPER & CO’S DOUBLE SIDED TEA SIGN/ NOW SOLD…………

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THIS IS A RARE ORIGINAL DOUBLE SIDED COOPER COOPER & CO’S TEA SIGN.

UNFORTUNATLEY THERE IS VERY LITTLE KNOWN ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF THIS COMPANY BUT WE DO KNOW THAT IN 1834 BROTHERS THOMAS AND RICHARD COOPER ALONG WITH JOHN STRINGER FORMED A NEW PARTNERSHIP AS THE THOMAS COOPER COMPANY WHICH HANDLED THE WHOLESALE OF COMMODITIES. THE BUSINESS DID OPERATE ACROSS LONDON AND BRIGHTON SELLING TEA DIRECTLY TO COMSUMERS IN VARYING AMOUNTS. BY THE MID 1800s THE COMPANY WAS TRADING TO VARIOUS BRITISH COLONIES WITH THE COOPER COMPANY NETWORK ENCOMPASSING MUCH OF THE WORLD.

ONE OF THE EARLIEST SIGNS AND FORTUNATE TO ALREADY HAVE ONE IN MY PERSONAL COLLECTION  THIS SECOND ONE IS NOW FOR SALE. IT IS STAMPED ‘PATENT ENAMEL’ AND WAS PROBABLY PRODUCED AROUND 1900-10. THE GRAPHICS ARE SUPERB DEPICTING THE BOTANICAL CAMELLIA SINENSIS OR TEA PLANT AND WOULD HAVE BEEN A VERY EXPENSIVE PROCESS TO PRODUCE AN ENAMEL OF THIS QUALITY.

34.5 X 48.5cm.

PLEASE PHONE FOR AVAILABILITY. NOW SOLD…………………………………………

THANK YOU………..