Alphabet Agates. Indonesia. 0.41 x 0.33 x 0.20 inches (1.03 x 0.84 x 0.52 cm). ... (T...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
0.41 x 0.33 x 0.20 inches (1.03 x 0.84 x 0.52 cm)
This oddity is actually naturally made and then enhanced by Man. These Agates are natural and have Iron inclusions which created the "letters" seen inside. Over time, lapidary artists collect this unique material to create an entire alphabet. Here is such an offering. "Letters" A-Z have been found and polished to be presented as a complete set of the alphabet. The artist takes time to select the best examples of natural "letters" which are then cut and polished into small cabochon shapes.
Provenance: Central Coast Collection
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.
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