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This firm of general domestic potters was founded in 1897 by James Aloysius Kent in Old Foley. Old Foley sat right on the border between Longton and Fenton - both names of which appear on James Kent marks during different periods.

The 'Romance' series was manufactured mid-Century. They were very showy china pieces, all depicting voluptuously dressed courting couples in natural surrounds, with lots of gilding and scalloped edges.

The 1990's saw the re-introduction of some of the James Kent wares, made from the original moulds.

The plate this pendant was crafted from is an original 1950's creation.


As with all Goosehouse Designs jewellery, this unique pendant has been individually handcrafted by me in my studio.


The silver in this pendant is sterling silver, and is stamped with the .925 stamp.

This round pendant measures 24mm x 15mm x 5mm.

The pendant comes with your choice of necklace -

wire collar 46cm/18"

box chain 56cms/22"

link chain 66cms/26"

snake chain 70cms/27"

James Kent, Longton, 'Romance', vintage china round 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 and earring hooks are easily adjustable, but care must be taken not to bend them 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.

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