Fine Purple-veined Blue John Egg

Fine Purple-veined Blue John Egg

c. 1840 to c. 1870 England

Offered by Baggott Church Street Ltd

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Highly fashionable in Victorian times, ladies would carry blue john, marble or onyx eggs as hand coolers.
This highly prized stone, also known as Derbyshire Feldspar, is found only at Castleton in Derbyshire and was used by Matthew Boulton of Birmingham within his ormolu ornaments in the 1760s and by Robert Adam who used it to create a fireplace at Kedleston Hall in the State apartments.
(Difficult to date) English, circa 1840 - 1870
Length 3” (7.5cm) Diameter 2” (5cm), Circumference 6.25” (16cm)
Stock No. 1090
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1090
Baggott Church Street Ltd

Baggott Church Street Ltd
Church Street
Stow-on-the-Wold
Gloucestershire
GL54 1BB
England

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