Tomlinson collection of Ashford Black Marble ornaments and jewellery by Various

The raw material for Ashford Black Marble is extracted from only two quarries near the village of Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire.


Limestone & mineral or shell inlay
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £20,000)
Acquired in:
Executor for the Estate of the late Mrs M Tomlinson

Buxton had several craftsmen practicing the trade and the works were popular souvenirs from spa visits. The collection consists of 152 pieces including a table top, ten larger items like urns, 95 other smaller ornaments and 30 jewellery items.


Collection amassed by Michael Tomlinson circa 1955-2005.

Venue details

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Terrace Road, BUXTON Derbyshire SK17 6DA 01629 533540

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