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All items are hand-made using traditional pottery techniques at my home studio in Letchworth Garden City.
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A glossy green cylindrical pot engraved with the word 'semaphore' in semaphore code !
Just the thing to pop you bits and bobs in to tidy your desk, or maybe you want to use it as a vase.
Handmade stoneware with the design hand carved at the leather hard stage, and finished in a semi-transparent glaze that highlights the semaphore code.
12.5cm high and 10cm wide.
Free P&P to UK postcodes.
This design was inspired by the semaphore signal system used for Admiralty communication between Portsmouth and London between 1822 and 1847. It was designed by Rear Admiral Sir Home Riggs Popham, based on the earlier French Chappe system, but using only 2 moving arms rather than 3. A total of 15 signalling stations were built on high ground, each with a 30ft mast with 2 arms. The position of the arms denotes a letter of the alphabet, and this was observed by telescope from the next station, and then repeated by that station to carry the signal up the line. The system was made redundant with the introduction of the electric telegraph. Here endeth the history lesson !
Please contact me if you would like your own message coded in semaphore on a ceramic item.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Polarstar Pottery within 3 days of receiving payment.
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Returns & Shipping Policy
You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.
Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken; digital items.
Please note that if your order is being posted outside mainland UK, you (or the recipient) may have to pay customs or VAT charges and a handling fee. The seller is not responsible for any charges or fees that may incur.