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Posted 4 years ago


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Hello All,
I found this amazing cup at a thrift shop that I stopped at on my way home from work this afternoon.
Hard to believe it had been sitting on the shelf all afternoon without a taker.
The shape, color, luster, transparency, and thin walls.........all beautiful
3+5/8 inches high, 3+1/2 inches in diameter at the rim
I'm sure there are a lot of cups like it, but I've looked online and couldn't find one.
Any information about it would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks for taking a look,

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Hi tony!
    Oh mon Dieu!
    Blue John Stone!
    You've done it again!
    Bleu Jaune = blue John.
    It's a rare semi precious stone now all mined out!
    "Blue John Stone is a rare, semiprecious mineral found at only one location in the world - a hillside near Mam Tor, just outside Castleton, in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park, England. The name Blue John derives from the French Bleu Jaune meaning Blue Yellow. It is a form of fluorite and was discovered as miners were exploring the cave systems of Castleton for lead."
    Stunningly beautiful object and it looks perfect?

  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    "Blue John is Britains rarest mineral first discoverd at Castleton by the Romans almost 2000 years ago. And are the worlds only known deposits of this extremely rare and beautiful stone.
    During excavations at Pompeii two vases of Blue John Stone were supposedly unearthed, evidence therefore that the Romans not only discovered the stone but also appreciated it for its ornamental value."
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    It's a Keeper!
    You'll never get another!
    It is really elegantly turned!

    I'm bleu jaune with envy!
    Totally beyond green!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Do nothing to it!
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
  6. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    WOW...this is stunning!!!!!
  7. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
    This is the reason I go to stores like that. You never know when you find a treasure!
    I absolutely love it!
  8. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thank You all for the loves and comments, Tony, Kevin, nldionne, aGram, Moonstonelover, Freiheit, & Manikin
    Kevin, I can't believe it, I'm so excited to read all of your comments, I heard about the stone years ago but never imagined that this object would be fashioned from that.
    I guess it must truly be quite old, and the condition is remarkable,( no chips or losses, only one slight dull spot along the rim )
    It is elegantly turned as you mentioned, and a beautiful thing to behold,.... I wish I had another to send you.
  9. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    I really love it & like you I go to the op shops & in the past have been very lucky. If I was there first it would of had my name on it. Lucky you keep looking.
  10. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the Loves blunderbuss, manddmoir, and Hunter, and Thanks for the kind comment, Zowie! Blessings to you in your hunt!
  11. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Kevin, just an update,
    I noticed a slight chip on the foot, and what may be a small crack,( it's hard to tell with all the movement in the stone ), at the rim. Happily nothing significant.
    I hope you're having a wonderful day,
  12. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    I LOVE THIS!!! Anytime you want to part with it.. :0
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Very minor problems. Enjoy it. It just glows.
    Amazing photo that first one.
    It loves the camera.
    The Grail!
  14. pickrknows pickrknows, 4 years ago
  15. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the looks and loves, pickrknows, Sean, Petey, & Moonstonelover!
  16. Aimathena Aimathena, 4 years ago
  17. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Seems I missed this beauty!
  18. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the loves and wonderful comments, aeon, ozmarty, artislove, Aimathena, and walksoftly!
  19. aeon aeon, 4 years ago
    Yeah, no problem. It's one of my very favorite items on here.
  20. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 4 years ago
    Woah!!! I missed this one completely! STUNNING AND SPLENDID!!! : ))
  21. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    What a find! Its stunning. And made of Bluejohn! Wow
  22. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    I have a small pebble of Bluejohn, which i got when visiting the caves. I would Love to have this.
  23. Moonhill Moonhill, 3 years ago
    A wonderful find....beautiful!!!
  24. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Thank You, ATTWOOD, miKKo, Vintagefran, Moonhill, jensen, and Kyratango , for the loves and kind comments,
    Happy Spring to all!

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