Collection of Mixed Sea Glass Multies and rare coloured Pebls - E2307 - from Seaham beach, UK

Collection of Mixed Sea Glass Multies and rare coloured Pebls - E2307 - from Seaham beach, UK

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Vintage from the 19th century

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sea glass

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Collectors Sea Glass Pebls - A mixed collection of Multies and Rare Coloured Sea Glass Pebls from Seaham Beach. Colours include a bright yellow and a purple as shown in the photos. The second photo shows the scale of the collection.

The collection is ideal for jewellery or craft uses, or simply to display.

Collection of Sea Glass Multies and Rare Pebls - E2307

HISTORY OF SEAHAM SEAGLASS

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 dumped over the cliffs, where it lay for years until being dredged out in 1899-1905 when the harbour was greatly extended, The glass waste ended up being dumped just North of the harbour where it began it's slow return to the shore, tossed around by ferocious Seaham waves, which resulted in it being 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/

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seaside 25 Mar, 2020

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Great set of sea glass guides. So well written can be enjoy by adult as well as child. I can't wait to give these as a gift

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