Antique Bronze Dog
Date: Circa 1900
A striking figure of a dog raised on hind legs with one foot supported by an oval specimen of Blue...Buy NowEnquire
A striking figure of a dog raised on hind legs with one foot supported by an oval specimen of Blue John*. The modelling is very realistic. Raised on a marble resin base.
Height 17.5 (total), 12.5 cms (dog) cms. Base 10.5 x 5.8 cms.
Literature: Blue John (also known as Derbyshire Spar) is a semi-precious mineral, a form of fluorite with bands of a purple-blue or yellowish colour. In the UK it is found only at Blue John Cavern and Castleton in Derbyshire. During the 19th century it was mined for its ornamental value and mining continues on a small scale. Deposits of fluorite have been recently found in China with colouring and banding similar to the classic Blue John stone.
This dog is in very good condition. Good colour. The tail has slight movement where it has been pinned. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
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