Inscribed : ‘BABBACOMBE, DEVON, 1868’
Provenance: Possibly one of a series of Devonshire marble columns originally held in the V&A collection for the display of sculpture.
The column made from Petitor Breccia, a very rare type of marble with a creamy pink hue. One other example can be found in a stairway column at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
Height: 47.5” (121cm). Diameter: 12” (31cm). Base: 16.5” (44cm) square.