A beautiful pendant necklace made from antique reclaimed beach pottery. This pattern is extremely unusual so I did a bit of internet research to track it down. It comes from a pottery called Broadhurst, based in Staffordshire. In the 1950's, they employed painter and designer, Kathie Winkle, whose retro designs became extremely popular. They were printed in black outlines and hand-painted! This particular design was called October and I've included a photo of an original plate, sourced from the internet! The back of the pottery fragment also features a partial makers mark which is how I managed to track it down! The pattern is still gloriously vivid despite decades tumbling in the Scottish waves. The necklace has been wrapped in silver plated wire and measures approximately 3.5cm high. It comes complete with a silver-plated 18" snake chain and gift box. (Item:1760)
All the sea glass, pottery and shells used to make the necklaces are sourced from the beautiful beaches of the East Neuk of Fife in Scotland. Much of the pottery dates back to the Victorian era, when ceramic factories threw their 'seconds' into the sea and locals used to cast their broken pottery into the waves for good luck! The pottery has been gently worn smooth by the rough Scottish seas but the patterns and colours remain vibrant, a testament to the manufacturing processes of the time.