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    PECTIN PLATE
    Clamys latissima
    Miocene
    Vaucluse, Lacoste, France

    The pectin is an extinct bivalve mollusk, active swimmers and hermaphroditic. This beautiful natural plate boasts several fine and complete examples, and even includes an extinct sea urchin nestled in one corner. It measures 19¾ x 21¼, with a striking three-dimensionality enhanced by the fact that several of the scallop shells are partially opened. The pectin shell is one of the most typical ornamentation features of Mediterranean renaissance architecture, and is found on most of the buildings of that time, and as this plaque so ably demonstrates, its aesthetic appeal has not diminished with time.


    Estimate: $1,800 - $2,200.

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    May, 2009
    17th-18th Sunday-Monday
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