NATURAL HISTORY AUCTION

by I.M. Chait
July 26, 2014 1:00 PM PST Live auction
Beverly Hills, CA, US | Auction Details

359 Lots

1: NATURAL SELENITE CRYSTAL
Est: $3,000 - $4,000
2: NATURAL EMERALD CRYSTAL
Est: $4,500 - $5,500
5: AQUAMARINE CRYSTAL CLUSTER
Est: $9,500 - $12,000
6: NATURAL HELIODOR CRYSTAL
Est: $8,000 - $9,500
12: FINE RUBY CLUSTER
Est: $4,500 - $6,500
14: NATURAL ZINCITE CRYSTALS
Est: $4,000 - $5,200
17: FINE NATURAL HEMIMORPHITE
Est: $10,000 - $12,000
19: AQUAMARINE SPRAY
Est: $50,000 - $60,000
21: LARGE AQUAMARINE CRYSTAL
Est: $80,000 - $90,000
27: NATURAL TANZANITE CRYSTAL
Est: $12,000 - $14,000
29: LARGE CLEAR QUARTZ POINT
Est: $11,000 - $13,000
30: SMOKY QUARTZ ENHYDRO POINT
Est: $12,000 - $15,000
31: POLISHED QUARTZ FREEFORM
Est: $6,000 - $7,400
34: QUARTZ CRYSTAL VASE
Est: $3,200 - $4,200
37: MASSIVE AQUAMARINE SPHERE
Est: $65,000 - $75,000
39: ORPIMENT SPHERE
Est: $8,000 - $9,000
46: POLISHED JADEITE FREEFORM
Est: $18,000 - $22,000
47: NATURAL BLUE ARAGONITE
Est: $2,500 - $3,000
48: LARGE MALACHITE FREEFORM
Est: $4,500 - $6,500
49: MALACHITE FREEFORM BOWL
Est: $2,000 - $2,500
50: RAINBOW FLUORITE GUANYIN
Est: $1,000 - $1,400
51: RAINBOW FLUORITE SLAB
Est: $1,200 - $1,400
52: BLUE FLUORITE VASE
Est: $800 - $1,000
54: TRILOBITE
Est: $1,000 - $1,200
55: LARGE FOSSIL CRAB
Est: $1,800 - $2,200
56: MEGALODON TOOTH
Est: $600 - $800
62: LARGE KYANITE
Est: $400 - $600
63: MASSIVE APOPHOLITE GEODE
Est: $1,200 - $1,500
64: CELESTITE GEODE
Est: $600 - $800
69: FINE GREEN FLUORITE
Est: $3,000 - $3,500
70: FLUORITE WITH BARITE
Est: $3,000 - $4,000
73: AQUAMARINE CRYSTAL
Est: $800 - $1,200
74: TOURMALINE ON QUARTZ
Est: $900 - $1,000
76: NATIVE COPPER
Est: $250 - $350
78: LARGE PYRITE CLUSTER
Est: $2,000 - $3,000
83: FINE PLATINUM NUGGET
Est: $24,000 - $26,000
93: ORTHOCERAS MARBLE BOX
Est: $800 - $1,000
94: FINE TIGER IRON SPHERE
Est: $1,000 - $1,400
96: AMETHYST BOWL
Est: $500 - $700
100: LABRADORITE BUDAI
Est: $700 - $900
103: BLUE ONYX BOWL
Est: $1,000 - $1,500
104: BLUE ONYX LAMP
Est: $1,600 - $2,000
107: AMMONITE LAMP PAIR
Est: $3,500 - $4,500
110: PELICAN ON TOURMALINE
Est: $3,000 - $4,000
112: QUARTZ POLAR BEAR
Est: $6,000 - $8,000
117: FINE TIGER IRON SLAB
Est: $8,000 - $10,000
119: TIGER IRON SLAB
Est: $4,500 - $6,000
120: FINE RHODONITE BOWL
Est: $4,500 - $5,500
122: LARGE QUARTZ OWL WITH GOLD
Est: $22,000 - $26,000
124: AMETHYST FALCON
Est: $12,000 - $15,000
125: HAWK'S EYE HORSE
Est: $9,000 - $12,000
126: RUBY SEAHORSE GROUP
Est: $4,000 - $5,000
127: MASSIVE TIGER EYE EAGLE
Est: $70,000 - $80,000
131: TIGER IRON BEEHIVE
Est: $2,200 - $2,800
132: BIG SUR JADE OCTOPUS
Est: $3,200 - $4,000
133: MORGANITE RABBIT
Est: $1,800 - $2,200
134: RUBY IN ZOISITE GANESH
Est: $2,200 - $3,200
135: AQUAMARINE POLAR BEAR
Est: $1,200 - $1,800
137: MALI GARNET OCTOPUS
Est: $4,500 - $5,500
138: WHITE SAPPHIRE COCKATOO
Est: $2,400 - $3,000
139: LAPIS LAZULI DRAGON
Est: $3,000 - $4,000
140: RUBY IN ZOISITE RABBITS
Est: $2,800 - $3,800
141: TOPAZ BEAR GROUP
Est: $1,200 - $1,500
143: CHALCEDONY CARVED FISH
Est: $1,200 - $1,500
144: RUBY GANESH
Est: $3,000 - $4,000
147: CHRYSOPRASE DRAGONFLY
Est: $1,000 - $1,500
152: TIGER IRON SLAB
Est: $2,500 - $3,500
161: CHAROITE FREEFORM
Est: $2,200 - $2,400
162: LAPIS LAZULI FREEFORM
Est: $1,400 - $1,600
164: LARGE PETRIFIED WOOD TABLE
Est: $30,000 - $40,000
165: LARGE SEPTARIAN EGG
Est: $1,200 - $1,400
173: MAHOGANY OBSIDIAN BOWL
Est: $1,800 - $2,200
182: FOSSIL MARTINI BAR
Est: $12,000 - $15,000
184: A SPACE GEM
Est: $3,500 - $4,500
188: NATURAL SAPPHIRE TRIO
Est: $1,500 - $2,000
189: FACETED FLUORITE
Est: $300 - $400
190: NATURAL AGATE ALPHABET
Est: $3,000 - $4,000
193: ETHIOPIAN OPAL
Est: $1,600 - $1,800
194: FACETED IMPERIAL TOPAZ
Est: $2,500 - $3,500
195: ETHIOPIAN OPAL
Est: $800 - $900
196: METEORITE BRACELET
Est: $2,000 - $2,500
197: METEORITE BRACELET
Est: $1,200 - $1,500

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