19th Century Carved Blue John Angel Figure for your consideration. The angel measures approx. 2 1/8 inches tall, 1 1/8 inches wide and 5/8 of an inch deep. Skillfully carved and polished angel figure with outstretched wings ,clasped hands and slightly tilted head in praying form. Beautiful natural amethyst colors in stone. Very good condition. Shows minor wear commensurate with age. Displays splendid!
*Blue John (also known as Derbyshire Spar) is a semi-precious mineral, a form of fluorite with bands of a purple-blue or yellowish colour. In the UK it is found only at Blue John Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern at Castleton in Derbyshire. During the 19th century, it was mined for its ornamental value, and mining continues on a small scale. -Wikipedia
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