DescriptionLIZARD TAIL WITH HIND LEGS INCASED IN AMBER
La Bucara Mine, La Cordillera Septentrional, Dominican Republic
The preservation of anything other than an insect in Amber is very rare and unusual but this is an extreme Amber inclusion: a lizard's tail accompanied by its hind legs! The specimen is well centered, and because of its size, easily viewed through the clear, well polished Amber. Besides the lizard tail with hind legs, there is a phorid fly and a gall gnat. The Amber itself measures 1 9/16 x 1 x ½ inches thick and has been authenticated by famed Amber expert Dr. David Grimaldi of the American Museum of Natural History. From a private Eastern collection.
Condition report available upon request.
*Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.
Opens about 01/02/2018
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
Thank you for the wonderful job Heritage did with promotion of this piece. So appreciative.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)