A synthetic, moldable, artificial marble. Marbelite is made by heating potassium alum in water then added 10% heavy spar and marble dust (Brady 1971). Rubber molds are used to cast the Marbelite into small statues and ornaments.
Synonyms and Related Terms
G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 500
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000