This is a vintage Sandeman Don fabric wall hanging, measuring 36 inches across and 52 inches high.
The textile is a fabric of some weight, such as denim, and not of light weight, like linen. It has a separate back cloth covering (all black).
It can be hung by inserting a rod,such as a curtain rod, through the sewn overlap on back. It is weighted at its bottom by two metal rods which are inside the fabric wall hanging..
The Sandeman Don figure was one of the most widely recognized trademarks in the world. If you recognize this image now, it is probably from the figural decanters made by Royal Doulton and Wedgwood used for marketing the spirits in decades past, and now popular with collectors.
The House of Sandeman was founded in 1790 by George Sandeman of an old Scottish family. Originally run as wine cellar, the company expanded over the years into exporting ports, madeira and sherries, changed form, and acquired in 1928 the Don figure trademark shown here – a silhouetted figure holding a glass of wine dressed in a stylized Portugese student’s cape and sporting a wide-brimmed hat like those worn by caballeros.
These days the Don image blends in well with the contemporary flattened graphic styles of noir-ish comics and the Guy Fawkes masks celebrated as part of English history.
The wall hanging weighs 2 lbs. 10 oz.
It is in very good condition, with no rents, tears or holes in the fabric and no stains.
It will be sent USPS Priority mail,by default.
Mailing dimensions are 20x16x8.