Campan marble

The Campan marble is a type of marble taken from the quarries of the Campan site located in the high valley of Ardour in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées. There are different varieties, all of which can be identified through the marked dark green veins – the Campan rubané marble, the green Campan marble, the pink […]

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Onyx

The Algerian Onyx – not to be confused with onyx, a variety of agate – is a kind of "marble" used in Europe in the second half of the 19th century after the onyx quarries in Algeria were rediscovered in 1849 by Jean Baptiste Del Monte, a Carrara marble manufacturer, during archaeological excavations. From then […]

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Malachite

The nineteenth century knows a great trend of objects plated with malachite, a beautiful intense green mineral, whose appearance resembles a veined marble. Used as a block for small objects, the technique of the "Russian mosaic" allows, from the end of the 18th century, to cover large surfaces of malachite, for luxurious and original commissions. […]

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