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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