This is a genuine antique advertising display item / large showcard that dates to the 1890s.
It is a chromo-lithography with a sheen finish to the printed surface - and it has been printed on paper and mounted for shop display on an old strawboard / card backing. This is original to the showcard.
It is in generally very good condition for its age - and I have recently had it professionally re-framed and glazed. It has an attractive, good-quality brown wooden frame that picks out some of the tones in the hair. So it is all nice and clean ready to hang on your wall.
The image size is 49.5 x 37 cm. Framed size is 53.5 x 40.5 cm
These adverts were for Koko Hair Dressings - and they used as a model the German Princess Hohenlohe. She certainly has the most exuberant, long auburn and wavy hair.
Similar smaller adverts appeared in black and white in the Illustrated London News - but my one is a large finely printed one intended for display in a Victorian chemist's store. These Victorian shop advertising items are now very rare and not a lot have survived. Especially such an attractive one featuring a glamourous lady of the day. A Princess even!
Please note this is NOT a later reproduction - but a genuine antique showcard. These are certainly very rare and this is also reflected in my asking price.
Postage is for the UK only - and it will be sent with Parcelforce48, tracked, and insured in transit. We have capped the postage to you on this item at £14.95. This will be applied at checkout.