Pair of red Cornish Serpentine stone vases


This pair of vases is a beautiful display of the natural properties of the Serpentine stone, found in Cornwall, England.


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This pair of intriguing urn-shaped vases is entirely fashioned from Serpentine stone originating from the southernmost tip of Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula in England. The allure of these pieces lies not just in their form, but in the unique nature of their material.

The striking deep red of the Serpentine stone is generously dappled with grey-green and grey blotches, an attribute that renders these vases intriguingly distinctive. Their design is classical yet elegant, with a concave form reminiscent of traditional urns. The vases' necks and stems are delicately accented with band designs, a touch that adds modest elegance while maintaining their composed and stately character.

The essence of the serpentine stone, a composition of hydrated magnesium silicate, is showcased beautifully on this pair of vases. Its blotched pattern mimics the skin of a serpent, providing the stone with its unique moniker.

These vases, with their sober design, serve to foreground the extraordinary allure of the natural rock to which many attribute meditative qualities, hinting at its potential to offer mental clarity. As such, these pieces make a superb aesthetic statement in any indoor setting while also offering a calm and contemplative atmosphere.


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
20th Century
20th and 21st Century Design
Multi-coloured, Red


20.5 cm / 7.9 inches
8 cm / 3.1 inches


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