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    PUFFIN ON NEGATIVE QUARTZ BASE
    Artist: Peter Müller
    Stone Source: Brazil & Worldwide

    This Atlantic Puffin is proudly standing on an "iceberg" of snow-white druzy Quartz, showing off his catch: a trio of translucent Chalcedony sand eels, the primary Puffin food source. Puffins have the distinct ability to hold several small fish crosswise in their bill. This skill allows them to take longer foraging trips as they can bring back more fish at a time. This life-like Puffin has been carved out of black Obsidian and white opalized Agate; his colorful beak is orange Calcite and Obsidian; and his bright eyes are Garnet, red Coral & Lapis. The large webbed feet are ideal for swimming underwater and are gold plated sterling silver. This delightful Puffin is 9½ inches from head to tail and the overall sculpture is 12¾ inches high. It bears lapidary master Peter Müller's unique collection #8975 and is in excellent condition.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    6th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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