Belgian black marble

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Belgian Black

Description

A hard, uniformly black, marble quarried in Belgium. Belgian black is a highly regarded marble for carving. It polishes to a high gloss.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Tournai marble

Authority

  • Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Frank A. Lent, Frank A. Lent, Trade names and Descriptions of Marbles, Limestones, Sandstones, Granites and Other Building Stones Quarried in the United States Canada and other Countries., Stone Publishing Co, New York, 1925

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