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Fluorite, variety Blue John


Vase of Blue John fluorite, large and two-handled, with Sienna marble lower moulding, probably carved by James Shore, Derbyshire, England, late 1840s

Museum reference



Natural Sciences

Object name

Fluorite, variety Blue John, Marble, Vase

Production information

Shore, James, 1815 (fl.) - 1833 (d.), Carver
Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England, Northern Europe


Late 1840s


Fluorite, Marble

Collection place(s)

Derbyshire, England, Northern Europe


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Trevor D. Ford, 'The largest Blue John vases ever made', Bulletin of the Peak District Mines Historical Society, vol. 11, no. 5, Summer 1992, pp 264-6.

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