Front Runner

2017

Butter Jade

  • 45cm (h)
  • 65cm (w)
  • 14cm (d)

29kg

A pale slender fish, streamlined for speed.

Edmore has given this fish’s tail a gorgeous curve that gives the impression that it is swimming around in the water.

‘Butter jade’ is the local Zimbabwean name for this beautiful and extremely hard variety of stone. It is not actually jade, nor is it a serpentine, and comes from near Birchenough Bridge in Zimbabwe and the Transvaal in South Africa.

The internal structure of fine grains appears layered (usually cream and pale green) like slate, but it behaves more like flint when it is sculpted! All colour and patterning within the stone is entirely natural.