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    RAINBOW OBSIDIAN CARVING
    Mexico
    Rainbow obsidian is volcanic silica glass, differing from regular obsidian in that the lamellar crystallites orientated parallel to the flow structure and producing the ethereal colored banding so visible here. Carved from a bright and colorful Rainbow obsidian stone, the lower section of this piece has been highly polished to highlight the beautiful patterns of shimmering purple, green and blue. The upper half has been artfully carved into the form of a reclining mermaid and polished to a matt finish aside from her tail and hair, which flows naturally into the rest of the stone. This beautiful and whimsical piece measures 14½ x 5½ x 4½ inches.


    Estimate: $2,800 - $3,200.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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