Gallery Look around Sea Kist in South Queensferry. Check out our shop gallery. You’ll also find images on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter sites. There is always a good selection of pictures and prints at Sea Kist. Most have a nautical theme – ships or sea scenes. Similarly there is always a variety of chinaware from teasets to individual plates. All reasonably priced. This is slightly macabre. Pictured here is a miniature replica of a dinosaur skull and draped over it is a watch chain made entirely of human hair. The hair has been intricately twisted to form the “chain” showing a fine craftsmanship. Jewellery featuring hair was particularly popular during Victorian times and is known as mourning jewellery. Rings on coral. This is just a small selection of Sea Kist treasure. Most of the rings shown here are silver. A good selection of unusual antique and vintage silver and costume jewellery is also available. Pictured in the foreground are some examples of Scottish pottery which was produced just down the east coast at Portobello. This lovely stoneware pottery has distinctive designs of thistle, heather and bluebells. Shells are often made into a variety of items and here we have a small duck. Some time ago a much larger version caught the eye of one of the celebrity visitors to the shop, Ricky Grover. These two look as though they should have come straight from the jungle but their origins are much closer to home – all the way along the coast from Bo’ness. A wide range of pottery was made at Bo’ness for over two hundred years. The pair of lions shown here are well over 100 years old. The wonderful item pictured here has come all the way from the warmer shores of the Seychelles. It is a coco de mer, the fruit of a rare species of palm tree. These nuts tended to fall into the sea and the strong currents carried them many miles from where they grew. This led to the belief that they actually grew in the ocean. Now rightly considered an endangered species they are rare and require a permit for export licence. This example dates from the late 19th century and has been made into an interesting box. An old telephone and a nice example of a Dictograph. This probably dates from the 1930s or possibly later and was effectively an office telephone system. It would make an interesting display piece. Ship’s Telegraph. This would have been used to convey the captain’s instructions to the engine room of a ship. This lovely original example is from a Spanish vessel. Hello Sailor Doll! These dolls were made by Norah Wellings between the 1920s through to the 1950s. They became particularly popular with the growing tourist industry, particularly the cruise ship lines as individual ship’s names were printed on the sailor dolls hats. Ship in a Bottle. This is just one example from a whole fleet of ships in bottles in Sea Kist. This one is unusual as it is a liner in a bottle rather than the more popular galleon. The name on the side of the vessel is “Star of Britain” and the crosses on the side perhaps suggest she was a hospital ship. Pretty Paragon china tea set. A lovely example of Paragon china which was produced in Stoke on Trent from 1919 to 1960. This set has 10 cups and saucers and is in good condition. The bookshelves! The nautical theme is strongly represented here but there are other subjects as well. This is also where you’ll find the old postcard selection with a variety of views from home and abroad. Always worth a look. This is a familiar local image! Reproduced around a hundred years ago these plaques were very popular for their representations of many tourist attractions and national monuments. The brand name was “Ivorex” and they are made of plaster of paris covered in a wax seal. The magic of sea shells. You’ll find them on most of the shelves of Sea Kist. Some species of shells are rightfully protected now but all shells here have some age to them and have come from old collections. You’ll find more images from Sea Kist below. Just click on any one to see a larger image (and click back to return to this page). You’ll also find images on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter sites. Looking for something in particular? Get in touch. We may be able to help.