VANUATU COCA COLA - Partial Letters 'CO' and 'Tra'

  • £58.00


'Co'  and 'Tra' partial letters - Coca Cola sea glass treasures from Vanuatu/South Pacific - One of a kind OOAK Statement pendant from the 1930s. Set in sterling silver with an 18" sterling silver chain. This piece of sea glass is lightly frosted and you can still see the 'Co' from 'Coca' and 'Tra' from Trademark. This is an old piece of sea glass which is likely to have been buried in the tropical sand until Cyclone Pam struck in 2015.

SIZE
3.5x3.5cm incl. bail
'Co' and 'Tra' California Coca Cola with partial letters from 'Coca' and 'Trademark' still visible, comes with a sterling silver chain in 18" length and is fitted with a sterling silver genometric setting.

HISTORY
These pieces have a wonderful history! During WWII American soldiers were brought a piece of home and comfort to their stations in the South Pacific in the shape of an elegant Coca Cola bottle. Once the war was over the old sea foam Coca Cola bottles were left behind and found their way into the Pacific. Here they were broken down, buried in sand, tumbled by rough tides and Vulcanic erruptions and last year after Cyclone Pam those long forgotten pieces emerged onto the beach of Havannah Harbour on Efate Island.

This is where I collected them and brought them back the 9500 Miles to Scotland - these pieces will be available as a very limited collection!

All pictures were taken inside without flash. The last picture was taken at the beach in Vanuatu.

More pictures and background information available on my facebook page 'TiliabytheSea'.