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Double Sided Glass BADA members Shop Sign
A BADA Members Antiques dealers hanging shop sign used to show that this particular dealer is a member of the British Antique Dealers Associacion. This double sided sign is made of glass and metal. Painted on the inside of the glass around the edge 'Member of the British Antique Dealers' Association'. In the center is a image of Benvenuto Cellini with the words "ARS.NON.HABET.INIMICUM.NISI.IGNORANTIAM". Translated means 'Art has no enemy except the ignorant'.
Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous autobiography and poetry.
The British Antique Dealers' Association, known as the BADA, was founded in London in1918. It is one of the leading trade association for the fine art, design and antiques community, along with other organisations such as LAPADA and The Cotswolds Art & Antique Dealers' Association. Each association member is carefully vetted and selected for their wealth of experience, professional integrity, quality and craftsmanship of their stock. These different associations are there to help customers buy with confidence.
H 58.5 cm x W 46 cm x D 5.5 cm x Dia. 46 cm
H 23" x W 18" x D 2" x Dia. 18"