Davison and Sons crafted this beautiful china pattern of old-fashioned violets.
To Burslem, in the borough of Stoke-on-Trent, England, belongs the proud title of the "mother of the potteries." As early as the 17th century this town was noted above all others for the production of the best classes of pottery made in the country.
Davison & Sons operated their pottery in Burslem, between the years 1898 and 1952.
Unfortunately the maker’s marks were not recorded before 1948, so it is impossible to accurately date much of their china. The particular bread-and-butter plate used to produce this gorgeous violet pendant was manufactured before 1948.
This ring can also be purchased with a matching ring.
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The silver in this pendant is sterling silver, and is stamped with the .925 stamp.
This oval pendant measures 26mm x 20mm x 5mm deep.
The pendant comes with your choice of necklace -
wire collar 46cm/18"
box chain 56cms/22"
link chain 66cms/26"
Davison and Sons, 'Violet' pattern pendant
The vintage china I use in my jewellery pieces is all recycled from pieces found at garage sales and op. shops, or through vintage dealers, who are happy to pass on some of their less-than-perfect items. I carefully cut out the selected section of china, shape it by hand, then grind the edges nice and smooth. I securely fix the piece into the sterling silver blank, then grout it so it stays firmly in place.
As with all artisan jewellery, some care needs to be taken to keep your piece in as-new condition.
The vintage china in your piece may well be up to a hundred years old, and needs to be treated accordingly. It is not recommended that you swim or shower whilst wearing your jewellery, nor that you wear it gardening or playing sport or any other activity where the item may get badly knocked. China is breakable, after all.
The sterling silver ring is easily adjustable, but care must be taken not to bend the ring band too quickly or too sharply. As with all metals, if they are worked roughly they may break.
The sterling silver bezel will enjoy a regular simple polish with a quality silvercloth. If you do use silver polish, do not get it on the china or the grout. Do not use strong chemicals on your jewellery.