Machine work has much to answer for, and the endeavor to popularize the craft by means of the village class has not always achieved its own end. In Devon, Cullompton possesses a very fine semicircular ceiling supported at intervals by ribs pierced with carving. The doors of the temple of Somnath, on the north-west coast, were famed for their magnificence and were highly valued as sacred relics. The variety of cresting used is very great. The eyes are inlaid with pieces of opaque white quartz, with a line of bronze surrounding to imitate the lid; a small disk of transparent rock crystal forms the iris, while a tiny bit of polished ebony fixed behind the crystal imparts to it a lifelike sparkle.
Asian Wood Carvings
In Chisholm, Hugh ed. In England that familiar style known as Elizabethan and Jacobean prevailed throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.