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This very old china plate has no maker’s mark on the back at all, so I cannot, unfortunately, find out anything about its history. I’ve looked all over, but not found anything like this pattern anywhere.

The design of yellow wattle with what seem to be bright orange flannel flowers, is very distinctly Australian. I believe this plate to have been manufactured in the UK and imported to Australia.

It is in very poor condition, with a good deal of deep crazing and a lot of discolouration. I believe it to date from the very early 1900’s, but I have no way of knowing if that is accurate.

If anyone knows anything about this pattern, I would really love to hear from you.


As with all Goosehouse Designs jewellery, this unique jewellery is 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.

The earrings measure 30mm x 15mm x 5mm deep.


Unknown vintage china, Wattle and Orange Flowers, rectangle 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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