English Hand-Carved Marble "Book of Life" on Stand
This is a sensational example of Neoclassical carving, done in England and dating to the Victorian period. The open "Book of Life" has a beautifully-incised tassel and visible book leaves on the sides and bottom. With a lovely weathered surface, it has its original stand that keeps the book solidly upright at a canted angle. Write your own story on this!
England, CA 1880.
H: 18 in (45.72 cm) D: 9 in (22.86 cm) W: 22 in (55.88 cm)
Ref: DSB 1008