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Copper Bound Paint Brush


A large and striking, time-worn, copper bound distemper brush with a fine pair of shoulders made by brush-makers Vulkaset. Stamped into the copper on one side is "Vulkaset", and on the reverse side, "7" made in England"; it would have been used by a serious decorator, who would have treasured and valued such a high quality brush. It's distempering days may be over, yet it could now be used as a dustpan brush or dusting brush, and looks particularly striking when hung up on a wall.


Vulkaset brushes were distributed by Leng Armac, and were makers of varnish and enamel paint brushes; domestic brush ware, stable brushes and brooms; steel wire brushes for foundries and ships; camel hair brushes and shaving brushes; and distemper brushes, such as this wonderful handsome chap we offer here.

Origin: UK

Date of manufacture: c.1950

Material: hog bristle, copper and wood

Length 38cm Width 18cm Depth (thickness) 3cm

Condition: good, with time-worn patina and traces of paint that come with decades of use.