A wonderful antique Victorian Whitby Jet miniature of St Hildas Abbey, c1880.
During this period, jet was at the height of its popularity and along with jewellery, the jet workers made a range of miniature carved souvenirs for the many visitors to the town; abbey figures, caedmon crosses, tables & chairs, egg cups to name a few. These are highly collectable today and some great examples can be viewed in Whitby Museum.
The figure of the abbey is hand carved, in miniature form, made in two pieces of jet, glued together with ockamatutt (a special brown glue used specifically by the jet workers). Nicely detailed with a domed navette shaped base.
Measurements: 27mm tall; base is 46mm by 25mm.
In good antique condition; small sliver of jet loss where abbey has been joined to base at back & tiny amount of ockamatutt (all original and from time this was made); small crescent shaped surface chip, tiny fleabites and light surface scratches to base.
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