ULTRA rare! Seaham Purple Malachite Sea Glass Earrings
Ultra rare! Seaham sea glass purple white malachite earrings. These pieces are like hens teeth! Likely to have come from Slag Glass , a type of Malachite glass that was very popular around 1890s . Photographed next to a tumbler dating back to the Victorian period - please note the decoration around the earrings is not included.
From top of ear wire approx. 2.5cm - sea glass is approx. 1cm
Seaham is on the East Coast of England, near Durham and Newcastle. During the Victorian times until 1890s fabulous art glass artisan manufacturing took place in Seaham. At the end of each day small amounts of coloured glass was melted together and given to the Sea... nowadays these end of day pieces of sea glass get washed ashore. Some pieces have shades of the same colour, others are rainbow coloured.