Favorite Item of the Week: French Lithograph Stones

These lithograph stones were used by the Sevres porcelain company in the late 19th and early 20th century to create patterns for their fine porcelain dinnerware.

French Lithograph Stones from Sevres Porcelain Co.

This is a very fine quality limestone, quarried from ancient stone quarries in either Belgium or Germany.

Lithograph Stone, detail
Lithograph Stone with circle pattern and monograms

How do people use these stones today?  We have people use them as garden accentts or elements of architectural detail.  We also have artists like bookbinders and printmakers who use them as tools for engraving and leather tooling.  How would you use them?