The raw material for Ashford Black Marble is extracted from only two quarries near the village of Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire.
Tomlinson collection of Ashford Black Marble ornaments and jewellery by Various artists, c. 18301905
© Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
- 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.
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