Victorian Silver & Parcel Gilt Eddystone Lighthouse Bookmark

SAUNDERS & SHEPHERD, CHESTER 1895
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A rare and good quality Victorian silver and parcel gilt Bookmark, the gilded terminal formed as the Eddystone Lighthouse.

By Saunders & Shepherd, Chester, 1895. Stamped: Eddystone Lighthouse.

£395.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
104  mm (4.09 inches)
W
16  mm (0.63 inches)
Weight
10.00 Grams (0.32 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
LR061218B
Medium
Silver
Literature
The Eddystone Lighthouse is on the dangerous Eddystone Rocks, 9 statute miles (14 km) south of Rame Head, England, United Kingdom. While Rame Head is in Cornwall, the rocks are in Devon and composed of Precambrian gneiss.

The current structure is the fourth to be built on the site. The first and second were destroyed by storm and fire. The third, also known as Smeaton's Tower, is the best known because of its influence on lighthouse design and its importance in the development of concrete for building. Its upper portions have been re-erected in Plymouth as a monument. The first lighthouse, completed in 1699, was the world's first open ocean lighthouse although the Cordouan lighthouse preceded it as the first offshore lighthouse.