Shore and Coggins Ltd produced chinaware in their Edensor Works, in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, in 1887. In 1918 William Coggins died and the business was sold to Thomas C Wild & Sons, who held interests in many of the Stoke-on-Trent pottery houses. Ridgeway Potteries was one of the subsidiaries of Shore and Coggins Ltd.
The ‘Queen Anne’ name was introduced in the late 1940’s, after the Second World War, and continued to be used until the close of the Edensor Works in 1966. The ‘Queen Anne’ trade name was used by other potteries, including Royal Doulton.
This pattern has no specific name or number, but the backstamp dates it as being manufactured in the 1960’s.
The earrings and pendant in this set can be purchased separately if you wish.
See 'china earrings' and 'china pendants'.
As with all Goosehouse Designs jewellery, these unique pieces are individually handcrafted by me in my studio.
The silver in this set is sterling silver, and is stamped with the .925 stamp.
The hooks are sterling silver.
These oval pieces measure 24mm x 20mm across and 5mm deep.
The pendant comes with your choice of necklace -
wire collar 46cm/18"
box chain 56cms/22"
link chain 66cms/26"
snake chain 70cms/27"
Queen Anne, 'Tribal', vintage china earrings and pendant set
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.