20 juillet 2008

AN ELEPHANT FOOT AND WOOD MOUNTED STOOL. CIRCA 1900

AN ELEPHANT FOOT AND WOOD MOUNTED STOOL. CIRCA 1900 With an upholstered hinged seat revealing box-cavity below. 16 in. (41 cm.) high - Estimate: £500 - £700 ($999 - $1,399) Christie's London. Interiors. 22 july 2008 - www.christies.com
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19 juillet 2008

A Seychelles coco-de-mer nut. (Lodoicea maldivica)

A Seychelles coco-de-mer nut. (Lodoicea maldivica) Of typical shape and lustrous finish, with truncated, multi-lobed and notched rim, 25cm wide x 23.5cm high, on a later mahogany plinth. Estimate: £120 - 180 - Unsold. Note: The Coco de mer (sometimes also referred to as the sea coconut, double coconut, coco fesse, or Seychelles nut) is a palm endemic solely to the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles. Until the true source of the nut was discovered in 1768, popular legend spoke of a mythical tree at the... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2008

Octopus Coral. Solomon Islands

Octopus Coral. Solomon Islands Height 20in, width 25in - Sold for $720 Note : Little known to the public is that much of the white coral seen on the market is actually black. It is usually bleached to prepare it for sale. This attractive specimen, offered here in its natural state, is farmed from permitted regions off the coast of the Solomon Islands.  (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)  Bonhams. Natural History, 22 Jun 2008. 220 San Bruno Street, San Francisco // 7601... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2008

Coral Specimen. Allopora californica, Tubastraea micranthus. Catalina Island, Solomon Islands

Coral Specimen. Allopora californica, Tubastraea micranthus. Catalina Island, Solomon Islands Measures 10in - Sold for $600 Note : A coral specimen Allopora californica, also known as Purple Hydrocoral, is found in deep water off the coast of California. The present specimen is near the maximum size for an intact colony. A Spondylus oyster is attached near the base. This coral has been banned from harvest for many years and any available specimens are from old collections.  (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2008

Natural Brown Color Staghorn Coral on Base. Acropora nobilis, Solomon Islands

Natural Brown Color Staghorn Coral on Base. Acropora nobilis, Solomon Islands Height 19in - Sold for $360 Note : Usually bleached for the commercial market, this attractive brown color is actually the natural tone of the staghorn coral. (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)  Bonhams. Natural History, 22 Jun 2008. 220 San Bruno Street, San Francisco // 7601 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles - www.bonhams.com
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18 juillet 2008

Red Sponge Coral. Corallium sp. Modern. South China Sea

Red Sponge Coral. Corallium sp. Modern. South China Sea Largest branch measures 6in - Sold for $240 Note : Rarely offered for sale in its natural state, Red Coral is usually polished and used in jewelry. The present collection consists of three branches with the largest measuring six inches. Offered on a black metal stand. (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)  Bonhams. Natural History, 22 Jun 2008. 220 San Bruno Street, San Francisco // 7601 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2008

Giant Barrel Sponge. Xestospongia testudinaria. Modern. Philippines

Giant Barrel Sponge. Xestospongia testudinaria. Modern. Philippines Measures 22 x 22 x 22in - Estimate: $400 - 500 - Unsold. Note : Sponges are primitive filter feeders that pump water through their bodies to filter out particles of food matter. With no true tissues, they lack muscles, nerves, and internal organs. Their similarity to colonial choanoflagellates shows the probable evolutionary jump from unicellular to multicellular organisms. However, recent genomic studies suggest they are not the most ancient lineage... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2008

Deepwater Coral Collection. Stylaster sp. New Caledonia

Deepwater Coral Collection. Stylaster sp. New Caledonia Display case measures 12 x 16 x 1 ½in - Sold for $900 Note: Stylaster is a genus of delicate calcareous hydroid coral usually found in deep water. The present offering is a collection of four species collected in 400 meters of water near New Caledonia. Some or all may be undescribed species. Due to the depths in which they live, these corals are rarely seen, let alone collected. Offered in a riker style display case. (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2008

Large Alligator Skull. Alligator mississippiensis. Modern. Florida

Large Alligator Skull. Alligator mississippiensis. Modern. Florida Measures 19in - Sold for $360 Note: An alligator skull from an individual which, in life, would have measured approximately ten feet in length. (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)  Bonhams. Natural History, 22 Jun 2008. 220 San Bruno Street, San Francisco // 7601 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
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17 juillet 2008

Painted Bat in Frame. Kerivoula picta. Vietnam

Painted Bat in Frame. Kerivoula picta. Vietnam Frame measures 9 x 11 x 2 ½in  Sold for $540 Note: Probably the most colorful bat in the world, the Painted Bat will roost in nearly any cavity, including the spaces between leaves and flowers, and in bird nests. It may roost alone or in small groups of up to six bats. Nocturnal, Painted Bats become active after dark, and forage above low vegetation. Mounted in a frame.  (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) ... [Lire la suite]
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