Own a little piece of history from Thomas Minton - [1765 – 1836)
Handmade from salvaged Blue Willow Ceramic and handcrafted into a unique Necklace.
The Pendant is fixed with a silver plated bail and 18" / 46cm chain.
The Willow pattern is a distinctive and elaborate chinoiserie pattern used on ceramic kitchen/housewares that became popular at the end of the 18th century in England. It was created in England in 1780 by engraver Thomas Minton then sold to potter Thomas Turner who mass-produced the pattern on earthenware.
Minton was an English potter who founded Thomas Minton & Sons in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Blue Willow in history tells a charming Chinese tale of an angry father pursuing his daughter who is eloping with a commoner. After they flee, the young couple are transformed into two beautiful white doves.
Some original Blue Willow is worth thousands. Collectors look for rare, English-made china (1780-1820), with coffee pots more valuable than dishes and cups.
These unloved objects from British history are often found chipped and cracked so I am re-purposing them into beautiful and desirable objects to be worn and shown to the world once again. One of the reasons I try and repurpose these unloved antiques is to add my tagline to the products:
"Own a little piece of history."
This is the ultimate in sustainable fashion as I am using objects that would be discarded and added to our ever growing disposable waste in the world.
* Free shipping costs only allow for minimal packaging for some locations. Therefore you may receive the gift in a eco friendly gift bag.