Antique 19th Century Cannel Carved Coal Miner Folk Art In Form Of A Bible Initialled A.P
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A Superb Antique 19th Century Carved Cannel Coal Miner Folk Art In Form Of A Bible. Initialled A.P To The Back.
Cannel coal has been used as jewellery since the neolithic period, often alongside jet, dating from the centuries before 3500BC.
Cannel coal was more compact and duller than ordinary coal, and could be worked in the lathe and polished. In the Durham coalfield and throughout many other mining communities, carving cannel coal into ornaments was a popular pastime amongst the miners.
Condition is good, commensurate with age. Structurally sound.
Measures 5.7cm x 5.5cm x 1cm
Weighs 123.04 grams