Pair of columnar Blue John Table Lamps with square plinths

Pair of columnar Blue John Table Lamps with square plinths

Pair of columnar Blue John Table Lamps with square plinths

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Pair of columnar Blue John Table Lamps with square plinths:
the tapering shafts with striking horizontal striations of purple and amber, with square tops and stepped plinths; 19th Century, with later electrical fitments. Dimensions are for the Blue John.
Made from a rare and precious colour-banded form of fluorspa, mined in a single hill in Derbyshire. Its name is thought to derive from the French ‘bleu jaune’ (blue yellow), referring to its lustrous jewel tones. Much prized in the 18th Century.

Height:18"-48.0cm
Width:4"-11.0cm

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