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17th century Carpi Italy was the city to which the art was born, imitating marble in a more pictorial effect creating inlays for alter frontals or tables - 'Scagliola Carpigiana'





To perfectly imitate marble


Used to produce seamless marble columns, pillasters, walls, floors & practically any architectural element in any combination of colour and designs un achievable with natural stone


 Scagliola is a composite substance made from a highly crystallized form of gypsum (Alabaster & Selenite), Animal glues & natural pigments. An exceptionally durable plaster, more durable infact than marble & stone






Historical Background

In Germany at around the same period the technique was developed more specifically to 

imitate natural marbles  




Other variations of the technique developed over such as stuccomarmo (Stuckmarmor in Monaco), Marmoridea (in Rome), Artificial Marble of rhyme (Piedmont) etc.


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