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Georgian, Scottish Curling Stone, Iron Handled, Perthshire c.1815

Georgian, Scottish Curling Stone, Iron Handled, Perthshire c.1815

Code: 10347

Dimensions:

W: 22cm (8.7")H: 20cm (7.9")

£495.00 Approx $680.88, €579.63, £495
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For sale is a beautiful large single Scottish curling stone from c.1815, these shape of stones were from the late 18th century into the first quarter of the 19th Century.

- The 200 year old stone is from  the Aberbothrie area near Alyth, Perthshire 
 - The local Alyth Curling Society was an established curling club from 1815
- Blacksmith handmade, iron double handle, seated very securely with lead solder into the stone top
- This stone is a lovely tall, high-sided example with stonemason hand chipped stonework to the shoulder and lower edge and a rough finish with a smooth polished base in great solid condition.  These taller stones from the early 19th Century are closer to their rough channel stane forebears in the development history of curling stones in Scotland.  The development of stones which were originally taken straight from the river channel and in direct contrast with the modern wider, squat, polished Victorian era stones of polished granite. 
- Heavy at  circa 18kgs or 39.5lbs a typical shape from the Perthshire region

A beautifully tactile, charming, useful Georgian period stone at over 200 years of age ready for further decorative utility, or as a door-stop or dumbbell.

Free delivery to the UK mainland as priced. International buyers are welcome, but please contact us prior to payment to confirm the additional packaging, insurance and shipping costs by way of acceptance to your country. Purchaser responsible for local import tariffs/fees.  If you are interested in multiple items, please contact us for combined postage.