A Victorian Ashford Black Marble Desk Thermometer inlaid with a design of sprays of jasmine, on a rectangular plinth.
Ashford Black Marble is the name given to a rare dark limestone, quarried from mines near Ashford-in-the-Water, in Derbyshire.
Today Ashford black marble ornaments are greatly prized collector’s items, and the dramatic beauty of it’s highly polished black surface still graces the counties stately homes at Chatsworth, Keddleston, Haddon, and Hardwick.
Tiny slight nip at the rear in the bottom step of the plinth.
Size: H 12 cm W 9.5 cm D 3.5 cm
Stock No: PA689