The city of Porto dates back to the 4th century. n 1387, this city was the scene for the marriage of João I and Philippa of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt, symbolizing the long-standing military alliance between Portugal and England, the world's oldest military alliance.
Saudades de Portugal? Here is a lovely necklace with Antique Tile Replicas to remind you of the stunning homes and buildings throughout the country whose facades are graced with hand painted tiles. It comes with an antique 20 Centavo coin from 1949. Escudos are no longer in circulation. It also comes with antique glass beads found at a flea market in Santa Maria da Feira. LOVELY
The yellow and blue tiles are from a building in Ovar which was founded in 1251! Surrounded by lagoons and saltpans, Ovar is conveniently located between the northern cities of Porto and Aveiro.
It is an unusual town where some of the women still wear black pork-pie hats and walk around the streets barefoot. Many of the local inhabitants are descendants of Phoenician sailors who settled around these shores because they were attracted by the purity of the sky and the excellent fishing to be had.
The red rose tiles are replicas of antique tiles now found in the National Tile Museum in Lisbon. Gorgeous!
The necklace measures 24 " to 26"" and the pendant is 6cm. The necklace will come with a mini bread bag made with traditional Chita fabric.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
All my tiles are replicas made of polymer clay where the image actually becomes part of the clay through baking. No glue is used in the process. The pieces become waterproof and scratch resistant. Due to the handmade and hand shaped nature of each tile, slight variations will occur, as no two pieces are alike.
1-3 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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