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Jonroth Studios was founded in 1909 in Peoria, Illinois, as an import company, contracted with companies in Germany and Japan for pictoral souvenir plates with the Jonroth Studio backstamp. The company began importing 'Made for America in England' commemorative and souvenir pieces as early as 1892. The Jonroth, to this day, a prolific importer of Staffordshire pottery into the USA, specialising in historical or souvenir designs on the traditional blue (and pink) Staffordshire prints.


This particular plate was manufactured by JH Weatherby for the Jonroth Company, in about 1975. It depicts an historic building in Sudbury, Massachusetts, called 'Longfellow's Wayside Inn'. Originally known as Howe's Tavern, the inn changed it's name when Henry Wadsworth Longfellow employed it as the setting for his book of poetry, “Tales of a Wayside Inn” in 1863.


As with all Goosehouse Designs jewellery, these earrings were individually handcrafted by me in my studio.


The silver in these earrings is sterling silver, and is stamped with the .925 stamp.

The hooks are sterling silver.

These earrings measure 24mm x 20mm and 5mm deep.

JH Weatherby for Jonroth 'Longfellow's Wayside Inn' oval earrings

  • 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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