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    TIGER IRON BOX
    Stone Source: Marra Mamba Formation, Pilbaria Region, Western Australia
    Artist: Konstantin Libman

    This box features Iron-rich Australian Tiger Iron. It is thought, by some experts, to be a very ancient "trace fossil" of Stromatolites found in the geologic record, dating back to the Archean eon. This material exhibits colorful layers of bright chatoyant veins of golden Tiger's Eye surrounded by bands of metallic black Hematite and red Jasper in an undulating pattern - it is thought that the layers are actually successive colonies that have been compressed over Eons of time. Fashioned by master lapidarist Konstantin Libman, this piece has a multilayer diamond pattern lid featuring an artful butterflied effect crafted from a single block of stone. This unique Tiger Iron box has a blackstone interior, cedar lining and is inset with gold-plated brass hinges. Stamped with custom serial number 0475, this box is in excellent condition.
    Overall Measurements: 8.56 x 5.87 x 2.25 inches (21.75 x 14.92 x 5.72 cm)


    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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