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Raised on a stepped marble pedestal base with blue john panels and ormolu beading
Circa 1780 – 1800
Size: 36cm high, 14¼ ins high
The mines were rediscovered and reopened in the late 18th Century and a small local industry grew up centered on turning objects made of blue john. In the 1770’s Matthew Boulton saw its potential and began mounting classical urns, perfume burners and candelabra made of the mineral in his rich ormolu. During the neo-classical revival many objects such as obelisks, specimen tables, inlaid fireplaces, vases and goblets were all made from blue john and were in great demand for display in the grand houses of the English aristocracy.