Stone Source: Argentina
    This incredible blue bowl was hewn from a half-ton pound boulder that was wrestled down from high in the Andes Mountains of Argentina. It is the largest
    bowl that has ever been fashioned from this material. Since there is only a small vein of this unusual natural blue Calcite and most of the "mining" consists
    of collecting boulders near the surface, this unique bowl is truly "one-of-a-kind". It is an unusual aquamarine blue color with intricate veining throughout.
    The piece is 26 in. (66 cm) long, 17. in. (44.5 cm) wide and 5. in. (14 cm) deep. This exotic piece is extremely large for a Calcite (Onyx) sculpture and has
    the quality of translucence whereby backlighting will literally make the piece glow when lit properly. The edging is smooth to the touch, and the contouring
    of the bowl is sublime. Color ranges from brown and tan in the veining to green and blue in the stone. The bowl sits flat and has a unique free-form shape.
    The piece, carved from this singular boulder of exotic Calcite, is an amazing lapidary item. This is truly a one-of-a-kind work from the artist.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
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