Are you looking for a unique design element for your home? A hand-stenciled porcelain enameled address plaque is a striking way to display your house number and street name on your home’s exterior. Often used to mark historic houses and structures, porcelain enamel address plaques can contain information about a building’s construction and original owner, as well as provide an elegant design detail to a building.
Our meticulously crafted address plaques are as versatile as they are sturdy. Weatherproof and vibrantly colored, our traditional address plates are guaranteed to retain their luster for years to come.
Porcelain Enameled Address Plaques and the Home
From house numbers to private property signs, residential signage has long played a role in giving a location its identity. The placement of both house number and street name on a single sign has become an increasingly common practice, particularly in the United States. These types of address plaques are not only decorative, they are convenient markers on long stretches of road where street signs are far and few between.
Typically a larger format than our house numbers and nameplates, our address plaques offer the greatest visual impact. Because size and spacing of characters can be adjusted, the lettering can be refined to increase legibility from a distance.
The Fabrication of Hand-Stenciled Address Plaques
Like our signature house numbers and nameplates, our address plaques are fabricated in Europe using time-tested techniques. The first step of the process involves combining a finely crushed mixture of silica and fluxes—a composition known as frit—with metal oxide. This composite powder is then applied to the metal base of the address plaque and placed in a kiln. At high temperatures, the frit fuses to make the porcelain enamel. During the firing, the metal oxide will react, giving the the address plaque its unique, rich color. With their durable porcelain enamel finishes and high contrasting color combinations, our hand-stenciled address plaques stand out for their beauty and craftsmanship.
Our Address Plaque Collections
Our perfectly sized address plaques can comfortably accommodate multiple lines, making them ideal for signs that contain both numbers and letters. Designed with vibrant colors, our address plaque collections can complement any architectural style.
Metropolitan. Styled after the traditional European blue and white porcelain enamel signs, Metropolitan is our classic collection.
Highlander. Framed with decorative double trim, our black and white Highlander address plaques mix high gloss with elegant lines.
Engelhardt. Named after the Danish architect and designer Knud V. Engelhardt, our black and white Engelhardt address plaques use the original chunky typeface he designed in 1927.
Arrowhead. We designed our forest green and white Arrowhead address plaques to complement rustic architecture.
Lighthouse. Inspired by the North Jutland region in Denmark, our rust-red and white Lighthouse address plaques add a subdued, yet colorful accent.
Realize Your Own Idea
If you have a vision that goes beyond our standard collections, we can help you design the perfect sign. Our collaborative design process ensures that your design matches your expectation. From outdoor plaques to desk nameplates, we make signage an art.