A Victorian Petrified Basket of Flowers

A Victorian Petrified Basket of Flowers

1800 to 1900 England

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A Victorian Petrified Basket of Flowers
19th Century

Size : 13.5 cm high, 15 cm wide, 10 cm deep – 5¼ ins high, 6 ins wide, 4 ins deep
cf See Finch and Co catalogue no. 5, item no. 19 for a petrified birds nest
The Royal Victorian petrifying wells of Matlock Bath in Derbyshire created these objects as souvenirs. A calcareous deposit is formed by drops of water filtering through tufa from the roof of the well which in time assumes the hardness of stone changing the object upon which it drops into a fossil like curiosity.

Height 13.50 cm (5.31 inches)
Width 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Depth 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Petrified Basket of Flowers
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