Acqua Marina
African Red
Alma Grey
Andromeda White
Angola Black
Angola Silver
Arabescato Corchia
Arabescato Cervaiole
Arabescato Orobico
Arabescato Vagli
Aran White
Atlantic Stone
Aurisina Fiorito
Azul Louro
Azul Aran
Azul Bahia
Azul Imperial
Azul Macaubas
Azul Platino
Baltic Brown
Bateig Beige
Bateig Blue
Belgian Black
Belgian Fossil
Bethel White
Bianco Covelano
Bianco Iberico
Bon Accord
Bianco Macaubas
Bianco V
Black Forest
Black Horse
Blue De Savoie
Botticino Classico
Botticino Fiorito
Breccia Capraia
Breccia Fantastico
Breccia Supreme
Breccia Vagli
Brown Silk
Calacatta Oro
Calacatta Michaelangelo
Calacatta Portugal
Calacatta Vagli
Calacatta Verde
Calacatta Viola
Carib Gold
Colonial Gold
Colonial White
Cosmic Black
Crema Evora
Crema Marfil
Daino Reale
Dakota Mahogany
Diamond Fall
Dolomite White
Dove Nuvolato
Duke White
Elegante Grey
Eramosa Crosscut
Eramosa Vein Cut
Fior Di Bosco
Fior Di Pesco Carnico
Fusion Blue
Fusion Fire
Fusion Wow Light
Fusion Wow Multicolour
Gold Macaubus
Golden Eclipse
Grey Marquina
Grigio Billiemi
Grigio Carnico
Gris Pulpis
Gris Versilia
Himalayan White
Ivory Fantasy
Juparana Rio
Jura Beige
Jura Blue Grey
Kashmir Gold
Kashmir White
Kuru Grey
Labrador Black
Labradorite Bianca
Lady Dream
Lemon Spice
Lemuiran Blue
London White
Luana Multicolour
Luna Pearl
LUNDHS Antique
LUNDHS Antique Silk
LUNDHS Blue Silk
LUNDHS Emerald
LUNDHS Emerald Silk
LUNDHS Royal Silk
Magma Black
Magma Gold
Majestic Brown
Marinace Aquarius
Marinace Black and White
Marinace Black and Gold
Marinace Rosso
Marinace Verde
Marron Imperial
Matrix Satinato
Marron Coheiba
Midnight Blue
Moca Creme
Moleanos Blue
Moleanos Fine Grain
Moon Agate
Moroccan Black Fossil
Mystic Platinum
Nero Portoro
Noir St. Laurent
Nordic Sunset
Olive Green
Oman White
Onyx Cappucino
Onyx Green
Onyx Pink
Onyx Silver
Onyx Smeraldo
Opera DArte
Pakistan Black and Gold
Palissandro Classico
Palissandro Nuvolato
Panda White
Panna Fragola
Paradiso Classico
Pietra Del Cardosa
Pietra Piasentina
Pietra Serena
Radianz Quartz – Acacia
Radianz Quartz – Adirondak Birch
Radianz Quartz – Aleutian White
Radianz Quartz – Antigua Beach
Radianz Quartz – Aster
Radianz Quartz – Bristol Beige
Radianz Quartz – Columbia Grey
Radianz Quartz – Denali Cloud
Radianz Quartz – Diamond White
Radianz Quartz – Eiger Slope
Radianz Quartz – Elbrus Boulder
Radianz Quartz – Everest White
Radianz Quartz – Gentle Grey
Radianz Quartz – Gold Canyon Grey
Radianz Quartz – Imperial Grey
Radianz Quartz – Juniper
Radianz Quartz – Kauai Cream
Radianz Quartz – Kunlun Ink
Radianz Quartz – Lucern Lake
Radianz Quartz – Makalu Silver
Radianz Quartz – Mauna Loa Black
Radianz Quartz – Milan Macchiato
Radianz Quartz – Mirama Bronze
Radianz Quartz – Mont Blanc Snow
Radianz Quartz – Napoli Beige
Radianz Quartz – Olympus Peak
Radianz Quartz – Orion
Radianz Quartz – Rio
Radianz Quartz – Saltoro Cliff
Radianz Quartz – Sierra Bedrock
Radianz Quartz – St. Helens White
Radianz Quartz – Toluca Sand
Radianz Quartz – Ural Grey
Radianz Quartz – Verona Verde
Rainforest Green
Rosa Tea
Rose Aurora
Rose Aurora Estramoz
Rosso Bilbao
Rosso Levanto
Rosso Luana
Royal Blue
Sapien Stone – Arabescato
Sapien Stone – Basalt Black
Sapien Stone – Basalt Cream
Sapien Stone – Bianco Lasa
Sapien Stone – Bright Onyx
Sapien Stone – Brown Earth
Sapien Stone – Calacatta
Sapien Stone – Calacatta Statuario
Sapien Stone – Grey Earth
Sapien Stone – Light Earth
Sapien Stone – Malm Black
Sapien Stone – Malm Grey
Sapien Stone – Pietra Grey
Sapien Stone – Premium White
Sapien Stone – Sand Earth
Sapien Stone – Uni Ice
Sapien Stone – Urban Antracite
Sapien Stone – Urban Argento
Sapphire Brown
Silver Cloud
Silver Wave
Silver Wind
St. Hubert
Steel Grey
Stonethica – Bardiglio
Stonethica – Carrara Mix
Stonethica – Pietra Cardoso
Strata Brown
Striato Olympo
Super White
Taj Mahal
Tan Brown
Terra Bianca
Thunder White
Topaz White
Travertine Cross-Cut
Tropical Black
Typhoon Green
Valley White
Verde Bamboo
Verde Cristina
Verde Fantastico
Verde Lapponia
Verde Luana
Verde Marina
Verde Savannah
Verde St. Denis
Verde Tinos
Visag Blue
Viscount White
Volga Blue
White Beauty
White Ice
Wild West
Crystal Blue
Teton Beige

Part One – Gerald Culliford, we learn where and how the company came to exist.

To understand the full history of Gerald Culliford Ltd we have to go all the way back to 1927 when Gerald’s father began working for Henraux SPA (part of the Merbes-Sprimont Group) in Italy, one of the big two companies that were operating out of Carrara pre-war and post war.

Above:  Deposit of blocks of crushed stones at Henraux, ca. 1908

Frenchman Jean Baptiste Alexandre Henraux himself was a military man who was appointed by Napoleon’s government to source Italian marble, he held the title of ‘Royal Superintendent for the selection and purchase of White and Statuary Marble from Carrara for Public Monuments in France’, (His business card was larger than most) the company was set up back in 1821 and still operates in Carrara today.

Above: Seravezza, trasportation of a block of statuary, ca. 1908

Maurice Culliford would only work in Carrara for a year before he moved on to work for the same company in Belgium from 1928 – 1939 (Gerald Culliford was born in 1934), Maurice then worked for Merbes-Sprimont Group in England from 1952 – 1975 during which time his son Gerald at the age of 25 joined him and worked together from 1959 – 1979. They had a stock of marble in Lower Marsh Lane from about 1968. The site at Lower Marsh Lane was leased by Art Marbles Stone & Mosaic, whose main works was in Dawson Road, just round the corner from the Lower Marsh Lane site.

Above: The site at Lower Marsh Lane

Gerald Culliford started out as a sole trader from 1979. The stock was originally held in Adams Cranes’ yard in New Malden because Art Marbles had been told he would need to vacate Lower Marsh Lane by the Council but things changed and he ultimately formed Gerald Culliford Ltd in 1981, Art Marbles pulled out of Lower Marsh Lane and wound down, and Gerald took over their works in Lower Mash Lane and Dawson Road also.
Gerald recalls “Pre-war Belgium was indeed one of the major forces in the industry. Post war Italy slowly moved up the scale of quality, but that really didn’t happen until the late 60’s./early 70’s. In the early days of my career, Marble used to come in crates or bundles and yes, the Belgian Black came in plastered bundles. ALL the rest of marble slabs and granite slabs came rough sawn (sand or shot sawn)” He goes on to explain “Customs duty on rough sawn marble was 7½ % and polished marble was 17½ %. And for Granite 10% and 30%, the latter to protect the Scottish and Cornish industries. The crates used to come over on ship at the bottom of the holds, then transferred to barges or trucks. There was a considerable amount of breakage.”
Gerald explains, “then the container system started and ultimately the juggernaut. I think I can boast I was the first in London to use the juggernaut system. I could guarantee collection on the Friday and delivery on the Monday morning. At the time that was a revolution. It cost more but it was worth it”
Gerald eventually decided to sell up and move on from Gerald Culliford in 1991 and the company was purchased by a mutual friend, a gentleman called Simon Sands.
Source: Gerald Culliford & (www.henraux.it/uk/company/our-history.asp) David Jones (Verona Marble)