VANUATU COCA COLA - Partial Letters 'LA'

  • £85.00


'LA' - 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 frosted, with the reverse being a bit more on the shiny side and recent dings at the top, held by a wave shaped sterling silver bail.

SIZE
4.5x4cm incl. bail
'LA' California Coca Cola with partial letters from 'Cola' - 'LA' still visible, comes with a sterling silver chain in 18" length and is fitted with a sterling silver wave shaped 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'.