English "Grand Tour" Derbyshire Specimen Marble Plaque Paperweights, circa 1850 For Sale
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English "Grand Tour" Derbyshire Specimen Marble Plaque Paperweights, circa 1850

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A collection of three exceptional "Grand Tour" mid-19th century pietra dura mixed marble paperweights of plaque form, one rectangular, and two cartouche-shaped, composed of English Ashford Derbyshire black marble slabs inset with native English stones and minerals including Blue John (Derbyshire Spar), Duke's Red, bird's-eye, and various other indigenous and fossiliferous stones, in addition to imported stones of lapis lazuli, malachite, and jasper in "egg" shape inlays. Measurements are as follows: Rectangular plaque: 8" by 4.63" by .88" Cartouche plaque 1: 8" by 5.5" by .75" Cartouche plaque 2: 7.88" by 5.44" by .63".

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H .88 in. x W 8 in. x D 4.63 in.H 2.24 cm x W 20.32 cm x D 11.77 cm
  • Seller Location
    Kinderhook, NY
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Reference Number
    LU1002111800231
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