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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: Natural History Auction
Auction Description:
Natural History Auction
Viewing Notes:
The complete skeleton of an American Duckbill Dinosaur (maiasaura peeblesorum) Two large private collections from Southern California and the East Coast Outstanding Gem Ammonites Two flying dinosaurs (Pterodactyls), one from America and one from Germany A massive Woolly Mammoth tusk A fine selection of natural gold nuggets Ancient Egyptian dynastic artifacts Other fine fossils such as a Saber tooth Cat Skull and a complete Tyrannosaurus foot Martian and lunar specimens Gems; Meteorite jewelry; Zoology and much more
Sale Notes:
Beverly Hills Preview: May 11 - 15 11am - 5pm or by appointment.

Natural History Auction

(358 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


358 lots with images

May 16, 2010

Live Auction

9330 Civic Center Drive

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

Phone: +1 (310) 285 0182

Fax: +1 (310) 285 9740

Email: chait@chait.com

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TIGER IRON BOX

Lot 201: TIGER IRON BOX

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Description: TIGER IRON BOX Made in Italy Tiger iron is a particularly hard material to work, given its fibrous nature and the differing hardnesses of its constituent minerals. This exquisite little box represents the work of a master lapidarist, therefore, each face clad in a single contiguous section, thinly-sliced and highly polished. The result is a lovely banded patterning of deep red jasper, orange-brown stromatolite, black metallic hematite and patches of shimmering golden tiger eye. Lined with polished black onyx, it measures 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/8 inches.

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MALACHITE FRAME

Lot 202: MALACHITE FRAME

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Description: MALACHITE FRAME Made in Italy A beautiful decorative piece, this frame is fashioned from thinly-sliced and polished sections of malachite, arranged to create a lovely frame of regular parallel stripes of all shades of pale to deep green. The central aperture measures 5 3/4 x 3 3/4, lined in brass, and the whole piece measures 8 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches.

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TIGER EYE BOX

Lot 203: TIGER EYE BOX

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Description: TIGER EYE BOX Made in Italy The wonderfully regular patterning on this box is created from the natural form of shimmering tiger eye. Individual piece, thinly sliced and highly polished are laid in alternating orientations to create a criss-cross mosaic of warm chatoyant gold, deep chocolate brown and shimmering metallic black hematite. Lined with polished black onyx, it measures 6 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches.

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JADE BOX

Lot 204: JADE BOX

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Description: JADE BOX Made in Italy Each face of this lovely little box has been clad in a thinly-sliced and polished whole piece of fine nephrite jade. The semi-translucent forest green coloring is enhanced by clouds of a deeper green hue and attractive speckles of chromatite/magnetite inclusions, laid upon an interior of swirlingly-patterned green marble, 5 1/8 x 4 x 1 5/8 inches.

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LABRADORITE BOX

Lot 205: LABRADORITE BOX

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Description: LABRADORITE BOX Made in Italy Labradorite is known for the phenomenon of labradorescence, caused by alternating layers of feldspar crystals that seem to reflect a shimmering light from just below the surface of the stone. The surface of this box is laid with thinly-sliced and polished sections displaying the characteristic in abundance, with strong blue and golden green flashes in a swirling gray and white ground. Lined with polished black onyx, it measures 6 x 4 x 1 1/2 inches.

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ORBICULAR JASPER BOX

Lot 206: ORBICULAR JASPER BOX

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Description: ORBICULAR JASPER BOX Made in Italy This lovely little box is laid with five contiguous pieces of ocean jasper on the top and sides, brought to a highly polished finish the better to display the lovely cloud-like patterning which evoke the mineral's colloquial name of Ocean Jasper. Bulbous patches of golden orange-brown sit in a delicate speckled ground of dark and pale pink, white and pale gray-blue, and contrasting patches of black can be seen in places between the myriad circular forms. Lined with polished black onyx it, measures 5 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 1 5/8 inches.

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RHODOCHROSITE BOX

Lot 207: RHODOCHROSITE BOX

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Description: RHODOCHROSITE BOX Made in Italy The exterior surfaces of this lovely little box are each laid with a single contiguous piece of rare rhodochrosite. In cross-cut form, the natural stalactitic growth of the mineral creates beautiful patterns of concentric bands and waves in semi-translucent deep and pale pink and white, with soft highlights of pale gray-blue. An exquisite piece, it is lined with polished black onyx and measures 6 x 4 x 1 1/2 inches.

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ORBICULAR GRANITE BOX

Lot 208: ORBICULAR GRANITE BOX

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Description: ORBICULAR GRANITE BOX Made in Italy Orbicular granite is found in only one small portion of Australia, where grain crystals form the nuclei of the distinctive spheroidal growth patterns in cooling molten magma. Each face of this lovely little box has been clad in a thinly-sliced and polished contiguous piece of the material, creating a lovely surface of orbicular patterning in monochrome shades with shimmering metallic highlights. Lined in polished black onyx it measures 5 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 2 1/4 inches.

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BLUE HAWK'S EYE BOX

Lot 209: BLUE HAWK'S EYE BOX

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Description: BLUE HAWK'S EYE BOX Made in Italy Hawk's eye is similar to tiger eye in that it is derived from crocidolite (blue asbestos) but unlike tiger eye remains incompletely silicified, retaining some of that original coloring. This exquisite box is clad in thinly-sliced and polished sections, perfectly oriented to create regular bands of shimmering deep blue, shot through with the lovely contrast of dark orange tiger stripes formed from jasper. Lined with polished black onyx, it measures 5 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches.

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RAINBOW OBSIDIAN-MOUNTED BOX

Lot 210: RAINBOW OBSIDIAN-MOUNTED BOX

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Description: RAINBOW OBSIDIAN-MOUNTED BOX Made in Italy Fashioned from highly polished black onyx, the lid of this beautiful little box has been mounted with a single finely polished piece of rainbow obsidian. A form of volcanic glass, this variety is notable for the lamellar crystallites that create the incredible banded effect seemingly visible just beneath the surface; here they are displayed in a lovely concentric patterning of gorgeous deep golden green, blue and purple, and the whole piece measures 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 2 inches.

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DOVE INLAY BOX

Lot 211: DOVE INLAY BOX

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Description: DOVE INLAY BOX Made in Italy This beautiful piece of Italian craftsmanship is a highly polished onyx box with superb lapidary inlay to the lid. Within a thin framing band of malachite a pair of mother-of-pearl doves each holds a malachite branch in its carnelian beak, between which is strung a strand of fifteen shimmering mother-of-pearl pearls. A fine desktop or dressing table piece, it measures 7 x 5 x 1 3/4 inches.

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MOSAIC ADOBE BOX

Lot 212: MOSAIC ADOBE BOX

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Description: MOSAIC ADOBE BOX Made in Italy This fine expression of the master lapidarist's artistry takes the form of a simple, elegant box fashioned from polished black onyx. The lid, however, is inlaid with a superb mosaic depiction of a desert scene, an adobe dwelling with cacti and mountains, created from a variety of different colored stones including deep blue lapis lazuli and framed with a band of vivid green malachite. An exquisite and evocative piece, it measures 9 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches.

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LARGE MALACHITE BOX

Lot 213: LARGE MALACHITE BOX

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Description: LARGE MALACHITE BOX Made in Italy This gorgeous box is laid with thinly-cut and polished sections of malachite, a swirling mass of orbicular and fern-like patterning in beautifully varied shades of green. But what really draws the eye is the large central motif on the top and face; created from butterflied book-matched sections, it is a wonderful arrangement of concentric bands in gradually graduated hues. The vertical corners are chamfered and the interior lined with polished black onyx with brass fittings, and the whole piece is raised on four hemispherical quartz feet, 12 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches.

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PAIR OF MALACHITE OBELISKS

Lot 214: PAIR OF MALACHITE OBELISKS

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Description: PAIR OF MALACHITE OBELISKS Fashioned from a fantastic crazy-paving arrangement of thinly sliced and polished malachite sections, the surfaces of this matching pair of obelisks erupt with a fascinating patterning of bands and concentric layers in all shades of green. Each tapering square section upper portion is raised on four small ball feet atop a square-section footed plinth and measures 15 5/8 inches tall.

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ROUND SARDONYX TABLETOP

Lot 215: ROUND SARDONYX TABLETOP

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Description: ROUND SARDONYX TABLETOP Carved form a single large piece of sard (carnelian)-rich onyx, this lovely tabletop has been brought to a highly polished finish the better to display its wonderful natural patterning. Bands and swirling waves of differing shades of earthy red and pink, orange and white, create a gaseous vista, evocative of the amorphous cloud formations of some distant red planet. A lovely piece of natural furniture, it measures 36 inches in diameter.

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FRUIT INLAY ONYX TABLETOP

Lot 216: FRUIT INLAY ONYX TABLETOP

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Description: FRUIT INLAY ONYX TABLETOP Made in Italy The striking deep smooth blackness of this polished onyx tabletop is enlivened by a framing band of vivid green malachite, at each corner of which it encloses an fine inlaid fruit motif. Leafed branches bearing pairs of peaches, pears and plums and a bunch of grapes are realistically rendered in a variety of appropriately colored stones. A fine demonstration of the lapidarist's art, it makes for a beautiful piece of furniture and measures 47 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches.

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GRANITE AND TIGER EYE TABLETOP

Lot 217: GRANITE AND TIGER EYE TABLETOP

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Description: GRANITE AND TIGER EYE TABLETOP Made in Italy This gorgeous, long rectangular tabletop has been cut from a single piece of fine-grained black granite and brought to a lustrous high polished finish. It would be beautiful enough as it is, but is further enhanced by a bold framing band of shimmering golden tiger eye sections. Valued for its soft coloring and lovely chatoyancy, the tiger eye creates a beautiful striped pattern of golds and deep chocolate browns in lovely warm harmony with the shimmering black ground to create an incomparably elegant furnishing piece, 60 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches.

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MALACHITE ASHTRAY

Lot 218: MALACHITE ASHTRAY

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Description: MALACHITE ASHTRAY This luxurious objet has been carved from a solid freeform of malachite, fashioned with a depression to serve as an ashtray, and with shallower depressions round the lip to hold the weary smoker's cigarette. The highly polished finish enhances the naturally cloud-like patterning and myriad shades of green, and the base is applied with felt - 6 x 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches.

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MALACHITE PAPERWEIGHT

Lot 219: MALACHITE PAPERWEIGHT

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Description: MALACHITE PAPERWEIGHT This beautiful and hefty paperweight is clad in thinly sliced and polished cross-sections of malachite, displaying characteristic concentric growth patternings in all shades of green. Fabricated around a rectangle of black marble, it sports several distinct figure-8s, a traditional symbol of good luck that makes such pieces all the more sought-after, and measures 4 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 1 inches.

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ROUND MALACHITE BOX

Lot 220: ROUND MALACHITE BOX

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Description: ROUND MALACHITE BOX A fine little objet, this elegant box is clad in thinly-sliced sections of malachite, highly polished to bring out the natural beauty of the beautiful patterning reminiscent of some multi-hued green extraterrestrial cloud form. Bound in brass with three further brass rings separating the exterior sides into five slim bands of the malachite, it measures 3 1/8 inches in diameter and 1 3/4 inches high.

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MALACHITE EGG

Lot 221: MALACHITE EGG

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Description: MALACHITE EGG This attractive little egg-shaped objet has been artfully carved from a piece of fine malachite in such a way as to orient the natural parallel growth patterns as circumferential bands in all shades from pale to dark green. The lovely effect is enhanced by a highly polished finish and it stands 3 1/8 inches high on a gilt ring with three fish-form feet.

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MALACHITE PARROT CARVING

Lot 222: MALACHITE PARROT CARVING

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Description: MALACHITE PARROT CARVING Artfully carved from a single piece of malachite, this characterful parrot bears the dramatic parallel lines of contrasting shades of green growth pattern, oriented to form perfect horizontal stripes. With superb feather detail and a perky crest, he perches on a rosewood stand from a raised foliate quatrefoil foot, 4 inches high overall.

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MALACHITE BOX

Lot 223: MALACHITE BOX

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Description: MALACHITE BOX Laid with a crazy-paving arrangement of thinly-sliced malachite, the surface of this little box has been brought to a high polish to enhance the wonderful patterning of concentric growth in all the shades of deep to pale green. Mounted with brass edging and base and lined with beautiful American sycamore veneer (some age warping) it measures 7 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 2 1/8 inches.

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DECORATIVE QUARTZ AND MALACHITE INKWELL

Lot 224: DECORATIVE QUARTZ AND MALACHITE INKWELL

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Description: DECORATIVE QUARTZ AND MALACHITE INKWELL The circular gilt ormolu mounted glass inkwell is set into a section of polished quartz, whimsically presented as a large block of ice bound by "ropes" to a finely fashioned ormolu sled bearing a plaque for NICHOLAS HAYDON LAMPS & SHADES 59 West 48th St New York City (early-mid 20th century). The sled is mounted on a rectangular base clad with thinly-sliced and polished sections of malachite, with evidence of two pen-holders, now absent. A fine desk piece, it measures 7 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 inches overall.

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MALACHITE BOX: FRENCH

Lot 225: MALACHITE BOX: FRENCH

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Description: MALACHITE BOX: FRENCH The exterior of this fine box has been laid with thinly-sliced and polished sections of malachite displaying a myriad variety of shades of green in a lovely patterning of concentric growth rings. With a gently bowed front, its brass lining is engraved with a highly decorative geometric and foliate design and stamped MON ALPH. GIROUX PARIS, raised on the backs of four gilt ormolu putti and measuring 4 1/2 x 10 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches overall.

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LAPIS LAZULI CLOCK

Lot 226: LAPIS LAZULI CLOCK

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Description: LAPIS LAZULI CLOCK An elegant little desk clock, this fine objet has been made from two pieces of fine deep blue lapis lazuli. The upright section set with a quartz movement mechanism and glazed white dial has been carved and polished with a rounded top and boasts a lovely starry speckling of silvery pyrite. It is raised on a base with gently rounded edges and mounted with gilt decorations including a female head and a garland tipped with small sparkling rubies, raised on four gilt ball feet 4 1/8 inches high.

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SMALL LAPIS LAZULI DISH

Lot 227: SMALL LAPIS LAZULI DISH

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Description: SMALL LAPIS LAZULI DISH Carved and polished from a single piece of fine lapis, this lovely little dish boasts the deep azure color for which the mineral has been prized for thousands of years. Streaked through with speckled bands of silvery pyrite and traces of ghostly white quartzite veins, it is a lively, simple, elegant objet, 2 5/8 inches in diameter and 3/4 inches high on a shallow foot.

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DECORATIVE MALACHITE BELL

Lot 228: DECORATIVE MALACHITE BELL

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Description: DECORATIVE MALACHITE BELL The distinctive green shades and regular parallel patterning of the thinly-sliced pieces of malachite applied to the outside of this bell are part of what has given the mineral such appeal over thousands of years. With a turned brass handle and lining (no clapper) it stands 5 inches tall.

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MALACHITE SPHERE

Lot 229: MALACHITE SPHERE

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Description: MALACHITE SPHERE Of beautiful predominantly dark green shades, this surface of this fine sphere is highly polished to display the orbicular patterning of the mineral's stalactitic growth. The swirling shapes and changing hues not only take on an amorphous gaseous appearance, like the clouds of some distant planet, but are appropriately mirrored by form of the sphere itself, 2 3/4 inches in diameter.

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SEVEN MALACHITE FROG CARVINGS

Lot 230: SEVEN MALACHITE FROG CARVINGS

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Description: SEVEN MALACHITE FROG CARVINGS Each of this charming suite of miniature sculptures has been fashioned from a single piece of malachite. Some of the frogs are more stylized than others, some squatting upright and some in a flatter position, and each takes full advantage of the malachite's natural cross-cut patterning, several sporting distinctive circular patterning on their back and haunches. One is noticeably paler than the rest, and another is rather darker, with hints of blue chrysocolla, another copper-derived mineral often found in conjunction with malachite. A lovely set, the largest measures 1 1/2 inches long.

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LARGE MALACHITE GUANYIN WITH ELEPHANT

Lot 231: LARGE MALACHITE GUANYIN WITH ELEPHANT

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Description: LARGE MALACHITE GUANYIN WITH ELEPHANT This remarkable carving has been fashioned from one large single piece of malachite, artfully oriented so that the natural parallel banding of the mineral growth flows with aesthetically pleasing regularity over the head and hind-quarters of the seated elephant. Chinese goddess of compassion Guanyin sits upon his back, serene and finely carved, and the whole beautiful sculpture measures 10 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 3 inches.

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MALACHITE GUANYIN OF THE LION'S ROAR

Lot 232: MALACHITE GUANYIN OF THE LION'S ROAR

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Description: MALACHITE GUANYIN OF THE LION'S ROAR Beautifully carved from a single piece of fine malachite, Guanyin is seated with a sphere in her hand and a lion by her side, and decorated all over with the natural spidery patternings, providing a striking contrast with the soft green of the malachite. A beautiful and calming piece, it stands 6 3/4 inches high.

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FINE TIGER EYE BOX

Lot 233: FINE TIGER EYE BOX

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Description: FINE TIGER EYE BOX This lovely little box is clad with thinly-sliced and polished sections of shimmering golden tiger eye, arranged to form lovely regular bands of waving chatoyant gold. To create an excellent aesthetic complement and contrast, the interior is lined with polished picture sandstone in pale earthy shades with deep red-brown highlights - 6 x 4 x 1 1/2 inches.

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RUBY BUDAI CARVING

Lot 234: RUBY BUDAI CARVING

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Description: RUBY BUDAI CARVING This lovely little sculpture has been expertly carved from a single, unusually large crystal of ruby in zoisite. It depicts a fat laughing seated Budai with lovely deep purple coloring, while a smaller figure climbs upon his shoulder, and by his side a section of the black-flecked pale green zoisite has been carved into the form of his sack. A fine piece of good size, it stands 2 inches high.

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OBSIDIAN SEAL CARVING

Lot 235: OBSIDIAN SEAL CARVING

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Description: OBSIDIAN SEAL CARVING Deep black obsidian is the perfect material for this lovely little seal carving, the highly polished surface exactly evoking the smooth glistening skin of its real-life model. A pair of pink garnet eyes sparkle in the characterful face and the animal is presented on a rock crystal "ice floe", 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches overall.

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PAIR OF MALACHITE ELEPHANTS

Lot 236: PAIR OF MALACHITE ELEPHANTS

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Description: PAIR OF MALACHITE ELEPHANTS Each of this lovely decorative pachyderm pair has been carved from a single piece of fine malachite, with an incredible variety of shades, from pale sea-foam to deep bottle green. The effect is further enhanced by the lovely variety of patterning from spidery veins to beautifully regular concentric rings. The matching pair each proudly holds its trunks aloft and stands 5 1/2 inches high.

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SODALITE MOUNTAIN CARVING

Lot 237: SODALITE MOUNTAIN CARVING

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Description: SODALITE MOUNTAIN CARVING Intricately carved and polished from one large piece of fine deep blue Sodalite, this mountain scene boasts finely detailed trees winding their way to a mountaintop village. Making the arduous journey below are six small figures crossing a river bridge, and the whole piece is enlivened by the natural gradations in shading and the streaks of white that course through the stone. A beautiful decorative object it stands 13 1/8 inches high overall on a wooden display base.

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AMBER NUGGET FLORAL CARVING

Lot 238: AMBER NUGGET FLORAL CARVING

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Description: AMBER NUGGET FLORAL CARVING This lovely semi-abstract sculpture has been fashioned from a single piece of bright yellow amber, or fossilized tree resin. Completely opaque, it shades attractively from yellow to warm and burnt orange and is carved with various floral motifs, several centered on pronounced depressions in the nugget. The whole piece has been finely polished; a hole through one end suggests it could be worn as an amulet, but the flattened base also allows for an attractive freestanding objet, 2 1/2 inches high.

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SAPPHIRE LION CARVING

Lot 239: SAPPHIRE LION CARVING

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Description: SAPPHIRE LION CARVING This fine little carving represents a seated lion with proud full mane, powerful haunches and curled tail. The characteristic coloring of the sapphire shades from deep to pale blue and to almost white in a lovely transition of hues; an elegant piece, 1 3/4 inches long.

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FRAMED MALACHITE

Lot 240: FRAMED MALACHITE

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Description: FRAMED MALACHITE Made in Italy This lovely display piece has been fashioned from thinly-sliced and polished sections of malachite. The main ground displays a lovely spidery patterning of palest green shot through with darker veins. It is inlaid with a frame-like pattern of parallel banded sections, within which is a central ovular crosscut piece, with wonderful concentric rings in all shades of pale to dark green, the natural interior structure of the malachite stalactite. The whole beautiful mosaic is brought to a smooth polished finish and presented in a gilt wooden frame 17 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches.

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OCTAHEDRAL DIAMOND CRYSTAL

Lot 241: OCTAHEDRAL DIAMOND CRYSTAL

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Description: OCTAHEDRAL DIAMOND CRYSTAL This rough diamond octahedron is fascinating not only for its regular triangular planes of crystal growth, but also for its slight yellow-green tint. Because the diamond's single-element (carbon) crystal lattice is so strong, only atoms of nitrogen, hydrogen and boron are small enough to work their way into the tetrahedral crystal arrangement: nitrogen will cause a yellow or brown coloration, whilst a green hue can be caused by atomic or gamma radiation. This exquisite example measures approximately 11.0 x 9.5 x 8.5 mm and weighs in at 5.78 ct.

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RUTILATED QUARTZ CABOCHON

Lot 242: RUTILATED QUARTZ CABOCHON

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Description: RUTILATED QUARTZ CABOCHON Brazil This beautiful little cabochon has been cut from one of the most naturally decorative occurrences of mineral inclusion. Many minerals can be found in quartz, but few are as beautiful as the rutiles, an acicular (needle-like) mineral composed primarily of titanium oxide. This piece explodes with them, offset by larger black inclusions at one end of its gently tapering form, 2 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 inches.

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TOURMALINE

Lot 243: TOURMALINE

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Description: TOURMALINE Finely facetted in an emerald cut, this gorgeous, clear stone has a lovely deep pink-purple color and weighs 22.5ct, 3/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 inches.

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TITANITE

Lot 244: TITANITE

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Description: TITANITE Titanite is the officially recognized name for spheen, a calcium titanium neosilicate, found all across the world, and especially beautiful when cut and polished as here. It has a gorgeous deep golden yellow color and is presented in an unusual cushion cut 3/8 x 1/2 x 5/16 inches.

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LARGE FACETTED SCAPOLITE

Lot 245: LARGE FACETTED SCAPOLITE

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Description: LARGE FACETTED SCAPOLITE Mozambique Scapolite forms in metamorphic rocks from the alternation of plagioclase feldspars, most commonly colorless and rarely associated with gemstones. A colored example can make for a beautiful stone as can be seen with this example. Expertly faceted and displaying a soft yellow blush color, attractively streaked and dotted with incredibly fine dark inclusions. A rare and sizable 75 Ct. gemstone.

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FACETED ANDAMOOKA OPAL

Lot 246: FACETED ANDAMOOKA OPAL

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Description: FACETED ANDAMOOKA OPAL Australia With a lovely golden and purple blush, this beautiful little andamooka opal has been emerald cut and measures 9/16 x 13/16 x 1/2 inches, weighing 16.3ct.

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OPAL CABOCHON

Lot 247: OPAL CABOCHON

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Description: OPAL CABOCHON Mintabie, South Australia Opal is one of the most dynamic gemstones to be found anywhere on Earth, and 97% of all material is found in Australia. The deposits at Mintabie are smaller than those of the more famed Cooper Pedie, but they are just as fine, as the present specimen perfectly demonstrates. Opal's closely-packed lattice of silica spheres interferes with the light and creates the incredible fiery effect of opalescence: here we see gorgeous flashes of green, purple, pink and gold in a beautifully-polished cabochon 1 3/4 x 7/8 x 1/4 inches and weighing 47.3 Ct.

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OPAL AND QUARTZ CABOCHON

Lot 248: OPAL AND QUARTZ CABOCHON

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Description: OPAL AND QUARTZ CABOCHON Australia The arid outback of Australia is famed for both its gold and. In this lovely 29.8 Ct. cabochon we see quartz and gold together in a beautifully delicate combination. The lovely pale quartz is patterned with a delicate web of brilliant yellow gold near to its surface; further within, the gold and host limonite are visible as ghostly orange-brown traces. Superbly cut and polished, it measures 1 1/4 x 7/8 x 1/8 inches.

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OPAL & YELLOW GOLD JEWELRY SUITE

Lot 249: OPAL & YELLOW GOLD JEWELRY SUITE

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Description: OPAL & YELLOW GOLD JEWELRY SUITE Suite of opal and yellow gold jewelry: comprising a choker necklace, L: 17"; a bracelet, L: 7"; a ring, size 5 ½; a pair of earrings and a stick pin, H: 2 1/8"; each set with cabochons of matrix opal exhibiting bright flashes of green and blue "play-of-color", each mounted in 18K yellow gold, and set with a total of approx. 4.0 Cts. of small brilliant-cut diamonds, stamped 750

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MULTI-STRAND SEED PEARL NECKLACE

Lot 250: MULTI-STRAND SEED PEARL NECKLACE

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Description: MULTI-STRAND SEED PEARL NECKLACE Multi-strand freshwater seed pearl necklace; all strung on a 14K yellow gold clasp, set with a carved jadeite plaque with peaches; L: 16" (approx.)

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