Lovely expressive Coade keystone from the late 1700's cast in jesmonite.
Lightweight and incredibly strong jesmonite makes a perfect learning cast as it will withstand heavy handling and measuring from over and over again.
First marketed at the turn of the 1770s, Coade stone was a remarkable new building material. Using a recipe which was not fully understood until the 1990s, its makers claimed to have produced the first ever ‘artificial stone’. Tough and hard-wearing, it offered new opportunities for fine-detailed decoration.
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