Revonoc Shipwreck Earrings (K)


These earrings have live oak on the front from the “Revonoc”, a sailboat built by Harvey Conover (same name spelled forwards!) in 1946. He won major Atlantic races with this Sparkman Stephens design boat and placed in the money in a lot of races. gives you somewhat of an encapsulated tale. Harvey went down on the Revonoc II. This wood came from a shop that was rebuilding the Revonoc on Marthas Vineyard; so did the wood on the back, Angelique from Surinam, from the general scrap pile. Ebony from the Schooner Dolphin which capsized of off Cuttyhunk Island, MA in December 1854, . Paua abalone, mother-of-pearl, copper from antique piano string windings, brass and nickel. Cows milk finish. This handmade item comes with a card that offers some of the story and a list of materials used in it. US made sterling silver ear wires.
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