Antique Cornish Marble Serpentine Model Font 19th C
Antique Cornish Marble Serpentine Model Font 19th C
Antique Cornish Marble Serpentine Model Font 19th C
Antique Cornish Marble Serpentine Model Font 19th C
Antique Cornish Marble Serpentine Model Font 19th C
Antique Cornish Marble Serpentine Model Font 19th C

Antique Cornish Marble Serpentine Model Font 19th C

19th century England

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£875 gbp
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This is a stunning 19th century Cornish "serpentine" marble model font with an octagonal reservoir above a cluster of four columns resting on domed circular base, c.1870 in date.

Made with serpentine from Lizard in Cornwall, England.

The full size serpentine font which this is copied from is at Cadwith Church on the Lizard peninsula.

Local clergymen would often carry one of these replicas with them to give blessings in peoples homes.

Perfect for displaying as a desk ornament sure to become the centrepiece of your collection.

Condition:
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 17 x Width 15 x Depth 15

Dimensions in inches:
Height 6.7 x Width 5.9 x Depth 5.9

Serpentine Marble / Verde Antico

Serpentine is a major rock forming mineral and is found as a constituent in many metamorphic and weathered igneous rocks. Serpentine’s structure is composed of layers of silicate tetrahedrons linked into sheets; this structure is what gives it its high flexural strength rating.

Verde Antico is the commercial name for the serpentine “marble” derived from highly sheared ultramafic rocks that have been rewelded and metasomatized by the process of serpentinization. These ultramafic bodies are now recognized as segments of ancient oceanic crust that became part of the eastern North American continent during the Taconian orogeny. This is considered to be middle Ordovician in age, around 450 million years ago.

More deformation and metamorphism took place during the Acadian orogeny around 360 million years ago.

Our reference: 08812
Dimensions
Height 17.00 cm (6.69 inches)
Width 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Depth 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Stock Code
08812
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