Pair of 19th Century Derbyshire Fluorspar Campagna Vases

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A fine pair of 19th-century Campagna formed Derbyshire fluorspar vases. This large & well-proportioned pair have been crafted into the most elegant of ancient form. The scarcity of this type of Derbyshire spar cannot truly be overstated, the classical purity of their Greco-Roman design displays the stone to its full uncompromised visual effect. They are in very good condition for their age, use & handling.

Height 13 in
Diameter 7 1/4in

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These fabulous vases are made from a Derbyshire Spar. Those who worked Blue John developed a method of lightening the stone by heating it. This was achieved by covering the stone in Sand. If this is done carefully dark stone will lighten in shade and the colour will shift towards the red end of the spectrum, however, with increased heat the colour bleaches out almost totally but material which contains some Iron will retain & even develop an orange tint. Derbyshire Spar is incredibly difficult to work, due to its fractious nature, finding a pair of this size & with this almost unique figuration is extraordinarily uncommon.

Two grand classical vases sculpted from the rarest of stones.

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