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    Alphabet Agates
    Indonesia
    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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    Auction Dates
    May
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Post-Auction Buys Period Ends
    12 Days 6h 21m
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