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Set upon a bed of Mother of Pearl Shell, 2 large pieces of frosty green Antique Sandwich Glass are wrapped in Sterling Silver wire and nestled among the faceted Green Amethyst Gemstone. Natural rafia and Vintage Milliner's lime green granulated buds and pink textile flower peeks out from behind the Amethyst gemstone. The big Sterling Bail is looped with turquoise satin cording and Sterling Silver Lobster Clasp. The cording is approx. 29". The pendant is approx. 2-1/4" x 2-1/4".

The History Of Sandwich Glass

Sandwich Glass should not be confused with beach or sea glass, and other glasses such as Anchor Hocking, that uses a "sandwich glass" pattern, which is incorrectly described by many Dealers as Sandwich Glass. It is NOT Sandwich Glass!! Authentic Sandwich Glass was produced from 1825 through 1888. Your piece of Sandwich Glass Jewelry is truly unique and will never be reproduced!

My historical connection and family ties to Sandwich Glass extend back to three generations of the Hamblin and Hoxie Families, who's members continued on as glass cutters at the fabled glass factory well past it's 1888 closing. I have a limited amount of these rare glass artifacts. Every piece of jewelry is authentic Antique Sandwich Glass and can be found at the Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich, MA and the William H. Lutz Gallery in Harwichport, Cape Cod, MA.

Your piece of Sandwich Glass is over 100 years old! The original Sandwich Glass factory in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts was in operation from 1825-1888. Legend has it from those who were residents of Sandwich in the early 1900's, that the original formula for the glass was destroyed along with the building. The ruby color glass required gold which they imported from Italy, and much of the sand was from Virginia, and also the Berkshires. The Company imported materials for their glass from other areas as well. Because much of this information is unknown and unavailable today, the original Sandwich Glass was never accurately reproduced. After fire destroyed the building,there remained left behind, and buried under the ground, thousands of broken pieces which were discards from many color and product experiments from the 500 or so employees and craftsmen that worked at this glass factory. These fragments were dug up from the earth through the years. Some of the fragments are naturally smoothed from natural influences, but most of this glass is re-worked in my Glass Studio and is tumbled, ground, kiln formed, polished and drilled by me. I believe I am one of the very few who may still have this glass in this form. My Mother-In-Law grew up across the street from the original factory and was one of those who dug up much of this glass as a child, along with her 10 siblings. I was fortunate enough to be given all this glass which is slowly disappearing. Enjoy the beauty and rarity of your piece of Original, Antique Sandwich Glass!

Cape Cod Necklace With Antique Sandwich Glass and Green Amethyst

Overview

  • Materials: mother of pearl shell, antique sandwich glass, sterling silver, green amethyst gemstone, natural rafia, vintage milliners flower, satin cord
  • Feedback: 183 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from Massachusetts, United States.
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