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Faience is the general English language term for fine tin-glazed pottery. The invention of a white pottery glaze suitable for painted decoration, by the addition of an oxide of tin to the slip of a lead glaze, was a major advance in the history of pottery. 

Sarreguemines DV was established in 1790. Nicolas-Henri Jacobi and two partners set up the first factory, and over the next two centuries the lively and colourful faience of Sarreguemines attracted admirers from around the world. 

Napoleon I became a major customer, and the factory supplied most of the original tiles used to decorate the walls of the Paris metro during its construction.

The factory closed in 2007.

This beautiful little cup was gifted to me by my step-mum. The hole in the bottom had been added some time in the past, presumably so it could be used as a pot plant holder.

The backstamp shows that this cup was manufactured between 1920 and 1950.


As with all Goosehouse Designs jewellery, this unique jewellery is individually handcrafted by me in my studio. My upcycled, sustainable, broken china jewellery is crafted from ethically-sourced, pre-damaged, vintage china, that would otherwise end up in landfill. It is the perfect romantic gift for wedding anniversaries, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and any time you want to show your love through a treasured piece of artisan jewellery.


Your Goosehouse Designs jewellery will be sent to you carefully wrapped and packaged using recycled and recyclable materials. I am committed, at all times, to operating my business in every way I can to be kinder and gentler to the planet.


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

The hooks are sterling silver.

These earrings measure 15mm x 5mm deep.

Sarreguemines DV, small round earrings

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