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BLUE JOHN TIN

Tin plate box with unique hinged domed lid.  Overall height: 93mm. Length: 100mm. Width: 70mm.

"Blue John" (the name comes from the French “Bleu Jaune” is a mineral that is found only in Derbyshire, England; currently mined only at two sites.  The purple, cream, yellow and violet mineral can be turned on a lathe into shapes that bring out the beauty of the natural stone.  It is a frangible mineral, so, in order for Blue John to be cut successfully without breaking into fragments the stone was at one time soaked in shellac.  Now modern resins have the same effect of tying all the crystals together. Antiques survive of decorative pillars, candlesticks and urns and are very expensive in fine condition.  Our tin is based upon samples mined in the Treak Cliff Cavern early in the twenty first century.  Three pictures show the front and the back of the box and an idea of how it looks on opening.

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Price: £6.25