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A trio of large sea glass pieces, Paperweight size, in Black, Smokey Grey/Yellow and Opaque Blue striped. The size of these is amazing and they only made it to shore due to a strong tide assisted with storm force winds from the last gasps of Hurricane Katia. Truly a lucky find.
All from Seaham. Their weights are 25g, 24g and 44g from left to right in the photo.

Perfect for use as paperweights, or for shaping, drilling or adapting to a number of uses.

Excellent chance to buy a stock of genuine Seaham sea glass for a bargain price. Photos are taken without flash but in different wet and dry settings to try to capture the variety of shades and hues.

The Candlish glass and bottle works at Seaham, England was the source of most of the glass discovered on the beaches below the factory site. Discarded, broken or below standard glass, at the end of each day, was hurled from the cliffs and then tumbled, eroded and polished by the sea over many years. In it's day, the six bottle and glass houses formed the largest glass production facility in Europe and exported across the world. Everything from decorative glass items to the humble beer bottle was made at these glasshouses, and the volume of production meant that the volume of waste was also high, leading to Seaham and the adjoining beaches becoming a rich source of sea glass, even today, almost a hundred years since the factory was forced to close due to shortages of raw materials.

More information on John Candlish can be found on his Wiki page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Candlish , and the glassworks can be seen in this amazing archive, http://www.east-durham.co.uk/seaham/bottleworks/

Sea Glass Trio of large Paperweight beads - E0326 from Seaham, UK - (NE England)

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Overview

  • Vintage Supply from the 1800s
  • Material: sea glass
  • Ships worldwide from Seaham Harbour, United Kingdom
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