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    FOSSIL AMMONITE & TIGER'S EYE BOX
    Handcrafted in Italy
    Fossil source: Madagascar, Stone source: South Africa

    A fossil Ammonite (Cleoniceras cleon) from Madagascar has been inlaid in a Black Onyx box by master Italian craftsmen. The Ammonite graces the very center of the box lid and it is framed by a thin band of very chatoyant golden Tiger's Eye. The Ammonite has a very distinctive suture patterning and is in fine condition. The inlay work is very well crafted for both the Ammonite and the Tiger's Eye - a testament to the skill of the master lapidary artists. The interior of the box is also Black Onyx and there is gold plated brass furniture securing the lid of this hinged box.
    Overall Measurements: 5.8 x 4.1 x 1.6 inches (14.83 x 10.46 x 4 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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