Pair of Blue John Regency urn vases, England, first quarter of the 19th century

Description:

Pair of urn vases in Blue John with a turned stem, resting on a low quadrangular base in black marble.

 

Dimensions: h 28 cm; diameter: 11 cm ( 11 x 4,3 in )

 

CODE: OGANOG0107614

Historical-critical analysis:

Blue John is a semi-precious mineral, a particular type of fluorite that has the characteristic blue-purplish and yellowish bands. It became especially popular during the 19th century, when it became widely used in the production of vases and cups for ornamental purposes.

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