London, South Kensington
22 September 2009
A GEORGE III 'ARTIFICIAL STONE' KEYSTONE
BY COADE LAMBETH, DATED 1787
Modelled in high relief with the head of Flora, impressed stamp to underside 'COADE'S LITHODIPYRA/LONDON/1787'
18½ in. (47 cm.) high; 13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) wide; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) deep
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The 1784 Descriptive Catalogue of COADE'S Artificial Stone Manufactory lists under Section XVI 'KEY STONES' No.448 Flora.
The rare inclusion on the impressed stamp of the word Lithodipyra means 'twice fired'.
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