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Rare Derbyshire Castleton Fluorspar Chalice


Product Code:24011405

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Heading : Rare Derbyshire fluorspar chalice
Period : Charles III
Origin : Derbyshire
Colour : Polychrome
Bowl : Cup
Stem : Two flattened knops
Foot : Terraced
Size :  21.6cm height. 7.3cm diameter bowl. 9.5cm diameter foot
Condition : New
Restoration : None
Weight: 548 grams

References :

Bowl cut from Castleton Fluorspar showing banding and a pale lilac hue in certain light. The stem cut from rare fault Vein Breccia comprised of Fluorspar/Galena and Baryte from Bakewell and the foot from Tiger-stone or Hattrel from Bradwell moor.  

All these beautiful specimen materials were extensively worked. used and carved into ornamental objects along with the better known “Blue-John” variety by some of most noted Derbyshire craftsmen of the 18th and early 19th century.

Objects made from them can be seen at many important locations such Chatsworth House. Windsor Castle. Buckingham Palace. The V&A and the Natural History Museum to name a few.

Additional information

Weight750 g


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