• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 218

    A COLLECTION OF SPECIMEN MARBLE PAPERWEIGHTS, MINERAL SPECIMENS AND DESK ACCESSORIES

    LATE 18TH CENTURY AND LATER

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    A COLLECTION OF SPECIMEN MARBLE PAPERWEIGHTS, MINERAL SPECIMENS AND DESK ACCESSORIES
    LATE 18TH CENTURY AND LATER
    Comprising: a late George III white crystalline marble and inset bluejohn paperweight, circa 1800; an inset specimen marble paperweight, 19th century; and three other examples in polished Derbyshire black slate, fluorspar and slate-backed 'Irish green' marble
    Together with a silver-plated paperweight modelled as a Bull on a polished black marble base (unmarked), and a group of mineral rock specimens, three modelled as eggs, and including bluejohn, malachite, amethyst and lapis lazuli; a pair of French gilt-brass and marble candlesticks, early 19th century; and a Regency gilt-bronze bell, early 19th century (14)


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