Featured What kind of stone are these 2 little jars made from?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by bercrystal, Aug 12, 2019 at 9:18 PM.

  1. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I think these 2 little jars are made from some type of stone judging from how cold they feel. They are about 2" to the top of the handle & 2" across.

    Also where would they have been made?

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    Thanks for any & all advice or opinions!!! :kiss::kiss::kiss:
     
  2. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Would say onyx and likely Mexico.
     
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  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    More properly 'onyx marble'. As verybrad said, Mexico, or possibly Italy.
     
  4. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Thanks @verybrad & @Bronwen!!! :kiss::kiss:

    I was thinking Mexico when I was posting it, but wanted to make sure.
     
  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

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    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  7. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Thanks again!! :happy::happy:
     
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  8. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Just a note - Mexican onyx is of the travertine(calcite) variety and is not true onyx...which is a variety of chalcedony(quartz). In Italy and other places they call this alabaster.
     
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