Black veined Sea Green Marble

Black veined Sea Green Marble is extracted mainly in the northern region of Genoa since the 16th-century, hence its other name: Genoa Green. It was used to make ornamental works, vases and columns, clocks.

The windows of the Château de Versailles and the panels of the Pont de la Concorde are made of Sea Green as well as the pillars of the Saint Sulpice church and the columns of the Florence cathedral.

It was once found in Egypt where it was exploited since antiquity and nowadays in the Alps, and its imitation was very fashionable in the nineteenth century, under Napoleon I where it was used as decoration for the fronts of pastry shops: false Sea Green marble or marble in trompe l'oeil.  This marble was known for example under the name of Vert Maurin: The staircase of the Opera Garnier and the Tomb of Napoleon.