Martin and Oliver Webb Fine Stone Miniatures. Museum quality handmade miniatures of stone carvings for the collector and connoisseur.

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Other  finishes and detail changes

Some of the very early examples of numbers 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 were finished in green onyx. Although very attractive, it was extremely difficult to produce to a consistent colour and finish, so was deleted after only a short production run.

Salisbury Cathedral

5 Onyx.

For a short while we ran a series of our miniature stones with a green-bronzed finish. This finish was only applied to catalogue numbers 17, 26, 29, 35, 40, 42 and 43. They were sold through only two shops and are thus very rare. Rarer still, is a red-bronzed version of our catalogue numbers 5, 29, 30 and 35, and a blue silvered finish to numbers 5 and 35. These were experimental finishes and only half a dozen of each were made. To see what rarities are currently available, take a look at our Specials Shop.
Winchester Cathedral Canterbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral Very early examples of numbers1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 had a glossy marble finish, instead of the normal stone textured finish. These pieces also had hand written Old English style text on the rib stoolings, instead of the later labels on the back of the stone. A simplified version of the hand written text featured on many early examples of our work.

A few very early pieces don’t have a hanging loop on their topmost surface, and about 20 were fitted with wire hangers. There have been a variety of “one off” and prototype versions of our stones that have found their way into various collections – experimental finishes, colours, fixings, etc. Sharp eyed observers may spot differences between early examples of the Carn Cross, number 41 and the current version, which was reworked and improved in 1998. Our green men roof bosses were presented in dark green boxes during 1996, instead of our normal red ones, which themselves were updated in design in 1999 and again in 2001.

If you have acquired any of our work in an unlikely place, maybe an antique shop, or even a car boot sale at a bargain price, we are always interested to hear about your discoveries. A particularly lovely group of our Gloucester Cathedral Angels  can be found in St.Luke's Lutheran Church on Long Island, New York, where 60 of them are dotted across the church’s ceiling - maybe you have a collection unknown to us.

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