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'Foley' is a small district alongside King Street, Fenton - near the border with Longton. There was a pottery at Foley as early as the eighteenth century, owned by Joseph Myatt, who made wares somewhat in the style of Wedgwood.
Altogether there were five different companies which had "Foley" in their name operating in this area.  

Foley China Works was first operated by Robinson and Sons in 1850. The factory was purchased in 1885 by Elijah Brain and partners, who manufactured porcelain at Foley Works, Fenton, between 1903 and 1963. 
The china saucer used for the creation of this pendant is decorated in the Foley 'Broadway' pattern, maroon, and was manufactured sometime after 1948 and before 1963. I have selected the gorgeous branches from the decorative sides of the bowl, showcasing the finely delicate leaves and flowers.

The china piece in this pendant was cut from the side of this pretty little bowl, and is slightly concave in the bezel.


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 25mm 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"

Foley 'Broadway' 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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