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Turtlestone, is an incredibly rare English marble cut from large geological spheres called Septarian Nodules, so called because of seven pointed formation of the calcites, aragonite and limestone which are components of the stone which formed in the Oxford Clay during the English Jurassic period, 150 million years ago. The nodules were first discovered during the brick mining process of the early 19th Century and it was found by geologists that they could be sliced and polished to incorporate in items of fine furniture or ornaments. Large nodules were extremely rare, so Turtlestone is scarcely found being used as a table top. The highly decorative pattern in the marble is created by the golden calcite core running through a greyish clay concretion resulting in a dramatic figuring.
The importance & rarity of this exceptionally figured English marble & the fact is was incorporated for use within the finest of Campaign tables cannot be over stated. It is in excellent condition & has been in the same important Family & Estate since it was made.
|Height||76.00 cm||(29.92 inches)|
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