Maristella, a Slovenian jewelry designer, spends most of her day on Seaside looking for unique things to make stunning beach-themed jewelry. For her one-of-a-kind handcrafted decorations, she usually utilizes seashells and other materials. Especially, She often comes across ancient items in her search for unusual finds.
“While looking for seashells on the beach, I came across a lot of glass, pottery, ancient coins, cutlery, and other wonderful 100-year-old finds,” she writes on Bored Panda. After investigating, I discovered that I came across so many vintage and antique things because Italian ships used to come here and dump garbage in the water about 100 years ago. Historic discoveries buried under the dirt in the water wash up on the beach throughout time, courtesy of the waves and numerous storms.”
Maristella previously shared her love for jewelry-making on DeMilked, which you can read about here. Visit her Etsy store for additional details. Meanwhile, please scroll down to see what fascinating antique finds she made along the beach.
#1. Atkinson’s Rose Cold Cream
This is a piece of Atkinson’s Rose Cold Cream stoneware pot cover. Dates from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. It was a lotion for men to apply on their lips and after shaving. It had a lovely rose scent as well. In London, he had a shop at 24 Old Bond Street. Moreover, a street with a reputation for elite or costly stores.
#2. Luxardo Bottle
As you can see from the glass stamp, this bottle dated from approximately 1880-1890 and was initially filled with maraschino liqueur produced by the Luxardo family. They were one of the most well-known families involved in making this alcoholic beverage, and they won many honors for it.
#3. Clay Marbles
Antique clay marbles are a classic Victorian toy that dates back to the 1800s. Because they were simpler to manufacture and cheaper than glass marbles, they are considerably more prevalent.
#4. Various Glass Bottles
#5. Roncegno Bottle
Since the second part of the nineteenth century, the natural mineral water Roncegno has been in circulation, loaded with iron and arsenic compounds from the namesake spring near Trento in northern Italy. The brothers Girolamo and Francesco Waiz acquired the right to utilize the spring in 1867. Their business (Dita Fratelli Waiz) constructed the thermal spa in Roncegno in the 1970s and produced therapeutic spring water – Acqua Roncegno.
Since then, the whole region has enjoyed a brief but significant economic boom. The spa was well-known across Austro-Hungarian territories. It was promoted in newspapers as early as the turn of the century, most frequently in conjunction with the therapeutic water Roncegno.
#6. Antique Beer Bottle
This bottle, labeled “Proprieta’ L. Dejak Pola,” belonged to a gentleman called Luigi Dejak. In the late-nineteenth-century Pola he was most renowned for his beer and wine. His wine has won many awards across Europe for its outstanding taste and quality. Indeed this particular bottle was brimming with beer.
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