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Antique Scottish Chaney Shard Pendant


Bits of broken dishes found on beaches are known as chaneys. The pieces often wash ashore from 19th Century shipwrecks, but this piece was recovered in the Firth of Forth estuary near Edinburgh, Scotland, where spongeware pottery was produced. These pieces were likely discharged to the sea from these manufacturers. It is believed the name chaney evolved from people using the pieces for games and calling them them “china money” or “chiney money” or “chaney.”

This piece was crafted from a chaney and includes the more rare use of the color purple. It measures 1.25″ x .75″

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