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Flageolet

This is a typical Bainbridge single flageolet dating from after 1808. The two keys interlock and were patented by Bainbridge in 1803 and the ivory 'bumps' are spacing studs to...

Seal

This seal belonged to Lord Warden of Stannaries an official whose duty used to be exercising judicial and military functions in Cornwall. There is a lion lying in front of...

Inkstand

Decorated with a scrapwork design (perfectly fitting angular shapes), this is typical of items produced by Grant's Marble Manufactory into the early 20th Century....

Guillotine

A working bone model of a guillotine made by French prisoners of war at Princetown during Napoleonic Wars....

Picture

This picture was probably made to show off the skills of the marble workers. It is highly realistic and shows much detail making it easily recognizable as Babbacombe Bay....

Badge

This is a royal marines cap badge with a royal crest of England, a crowned golden lion statant standing on an Imperial crown, which was replaced in 1953 by the...

Paperweight

Inlaid paperweights like this may have been made by apprentices who were learning the skills needed to create more complex items....

Platter

This platter was made for Queen Victoria, after the Prince Consort visited Woodley's Marble Works, St Marychurch, Torquay, in 1852. The platter shows the wide array of colours available and...

Table top

This table top shows many different varieties of Devon stone. The radial design is typical for tables made in Devon....

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