A Rare Russian Mineral Spar Tower

A Rare Russian Mineral Spar Tower

1800 to 1900 Russian

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A Rare Mineral Spar Tower, some specimens marked with paper numbers, together with an old label detailing the minerals used
Late 19th Century

Size : 24.5 High x 5 cm Deep
9¾ ins high x 2 ins deep
Items of mineralogical interest such as this spar tower were made as collectors' items in Russia throughout the 19th century.
Many precious cut and polished stone objects were avidly put into cabinets of curiosities as treasured possessions. Such objects proclaimed their owners prestige and status and displayed their wealth of knowledge of the wider world.

Height 24.50 cm (9.65 inches)
Depth 5.00 cm (1.97 inches)
Minerals , wood , paper label
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