Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India

Posted by: retrokk

Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India - Tue May 12 2015 08:36 PM


I bought this sign from eBay. The seller is in India. He has another one of this sign up for sale right now. He accepts return so I need to make sure if anyone can help me decide if this is fake or not. I highly doubt it. Thank you.
Posted by: Esse's Garage

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India - Tue May 12 2015 08:46 PM

It's face looks off to me.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India - Tue May 12 2015 08:48 PM

where it came from is a big concern ... cool
Posted by: retrokk

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India - Tue May 12 2015 08:48 PM

The size is 24" diameter. I have never seen a small size before. Wonder if they really make this size.
Posted by: retrokk

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India - Tue May 12 2015 08:50 PM

Thank you all I will return it first thing tomorrow. Would be ok to post seller id in here for everyone to be aware?
Posted by: Ed Steagall

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India - Tue May 12 2015 08:54 PM

crazy This is what has been referred to as a Rat Nose. Look at a picture of a real one, and the pointed nose on yours. Also origin from India, and size, as suggested.
Ed.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India - Tue May 12 2015 08:59 PM

... cool

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lion-Oils-Vintage-Porcelain-Enamel-Sign-/400905739765
Posted by: retrokk

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India - Tue May 12 2015 09:09 PM

Yes. This is the same guy I bought from. He claimed he has two of these rare signs for 10 years. Good thing he accepts return. I'm sending it back tomorrow.
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India - Tue May 12 2015 11:26 PM

Be careful of signs from Argentina, Germany also. PS: Any sign from a pawn shops inventory from the 1970s.
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India - Fri May 15 2015 02:23 AM

Good test would be to ask yourself...what those two signs would be doing in India??? There is no logical explanation as to why an original Lion sign would be found in India.
Posted by: Done4

Re: Lion Oil Porcelain sign from India - Fri Jun 19 2015 03:39 PM

I have a 6' Lion on my property so I decided to take a quick pic to compare the Lion image and boy are there difference's. Take a look.