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    Aragonite Box
    Stone Source: Italy

    Aragonite is not typically thought of as a mineral for carving; however when formed in banded sections, it can be carved into beautiful works of art, such as this mysterious example. The lid of this box features a nice symmetry of part caramel and part cream. Each side has been book-matched, creating an appealing end product. The inside and bottom are a yellow Calcite with dark veining. The box is finished with a gold-plated brass piano hinge and affixed with felt feet.
    Overall Measurements: 4.25 x 2.75 x 1.37 inches (10.79 x 6.98 x 3.47 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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