05 juin 2009

Petrified Wood Sphere. Indeterminate species. Eocene

Petrified Wood Sphere. Indeterminate species. Eocene Beautifully displaying the structure of the ancient tree’s original cellulose and rich, earthy colors, this sphere crafted of petrified wood would make a marvelous conversation piece upon a tabletop or desk. Measures 6 1/4 in - Estimate: $750 - 1,000. Unsold Natural History, 1 Jun 2009. New York. www.bonhams.com
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05 juin 2009

Petrified Sequoia Wood Sphere, Sequoia, Miocene. Vantage, Washington

Petrified Sequoia Wood Sphere, Sequoia, Miocene. Vantage, Washington Fossilized Sequoia wood is rarely encountered. This large sphere, made up of 12 -5 million-year-old fossilized Sequoia wood from Vantage, Washington, displays white and varied brown hues, and clearly exhibits the growth rings of the tree. Offered on a custom wooden swivel stand. Diameter measures 6in - Sold for $915 Natural History, 1 Jun 2009. New York. www.bonhams.com
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03 août 2008

Rainbow Moonstone Sphere. Orissa, India

Rainbow Moonstone Sphere. Orissa, India With brilliant flashes of blue in the white moonstone, showing some black matrix, this is sphere originates from a locality known for its gem and massive moonstone deposits. Diameter 2 1/2in. Sold for $120 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Moonstone owes its name to the white, almost magical shimmer that resembles moonshine. Blue-whitish light glides over the surface when the stone is cut cabochon. Gemologists call this phenomena... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2008

Petrified Wood Sphere. Madagascar

Petrified Wood Sphere. Madagascar Characterized by its rich coloration with tones of red, brown. It is rare to see a sphere of petrified wood, much less one of such large size, diameter 12in, weighing approximately 42.5 kilos. Sold for $3,600 (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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