A hand carved marble datestone. Personalized dates or address in stone.
HAND CARVED MARBLE DATESTONE
• This listing is to COMMISSION/ORDER datestone
with hand carved v-incised letters--the old way--with hammer and chisel.
• 13" x 16" x 3" in thickness
• Alabama marble
• Please leave the date you would like carved,
in the notes to shop.
• These are v-incised hand carved numerals into marble
with hammer in chisel--the old way, a tap at a time.
• As with all custom orders, the artist works closely
with the client. Weekly email updates are sent.
*Due to shipping costs of heavy work,
pickup at studio is an option.
Please email before ordering
and a link to this listing WITHOUT
shipping charges will be
emailed to you.
Thank you, kindly.
ABOUT HAND CARVED LETTERS
Nearly a lost art,
hand carved letters with hammer and chisel
are rarely seen these days.
Mostly what one sees today are
They are accomplished using rubber templates
and very little time.
They are static and still and to
this artist's way of thinking,
have no soul.
Keeping the letters alive by
first painting the letters and then hand carving
v-incised letters using hammer and chisel.
This is how it was done in Greek and Roman times.
When visiting old graveyards
one can sometimes see old gravestones
carved in this manner.