An Enameled Metal Indian Sign: English, Gujarati, Hindi
mid to late twentieth century
7 1/2" x 22", 19 cm x 56 cm
This is a curious, fun and handsome thing: it is an enameled metal sign from India that shows a great deal of wear, chipping and rust on its front and back surfaces.
The proper, front, side is a ground of vermilion and white enamel that announces "No Admission" in English, Hindi and Gujarati. The sign has a bit of a bow or curve; it does not lay entirely flat.
But what a lovely thing to own-and very useful, too.