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RNLI Lifeboat & Pebble Puffin - Hand-Painted Framed Beach Collage (No. 1301)

RNLI Lifeboat & Pebble Puffin - Hand-Painted Framed Beach Collage (No. 1301)

£45.00

10% of sales will be donated to Anstruther RNLI Lifeboat Station


Framed beach collage created using antique beach pottery, stones and pebbles found washed-up on the beautiful beaches of the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland.

This whimsical seaside scene features the iconic orange RNLI lifeboat. This particular one is the Mersey Class "Kingdom of Fife" lifeboat found in Anstruther. The lifeboat has been hand-painted onto sea pottery and sits alongside a hand-painted puffin, also synonymous with Anstruther and the Isle of May. This beautiful nature reserve sits just off the coast in the Firth of Forth. A large piece of unusually patterned blue & white pottery sits in the foreground. I've included a photo of this piece from the day it was found on the beach! The puffin is perched on an antique pottery stilt, used in the ceramic factories of Kirkcaldy to hold the pottery whilst in the kiln. A tiny shard of green pottery forms an island on the horizon. Wire wrapping has been used to make the puffin's feet and a seagull
 in the sky.

The piece comes in a wooden box frame and measures 18cm square. Please choose your frame colour (either white wood or rustic washed wood) using the drop down menu. (Item: 1301
)


These fragments of patterned pottery and china gather between the rocks and pebbles at low tide. Many of these pieces originate from the 1800’s and 1900’s, sometimes dating back to the Victorian and Regency eras when the nearby town of Kirkcaldy was at the heart of the Scottish pottery industry. Despite being tumbled and smoothed by the Scottish waves for so long, the patterns and colours remain wonderfully vibrant and the transformative power of the sea ensures each fragment is entirely unique.


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