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    Petrified Conifer Sphere
    Araucarioxylon
    Triassic
    Chinle Formation
    Arizona, USA

    This sizeable sphere is made out of impressive "rainbow" fossilized wood. This iconic Petrified Wood from Arizona is prized by collectors for its rich coloration and mesmerizing patterns. A piece of a once massive tree has been artistically transformed into a large decorative orb featuring rich reds and yellows intermixed with haunting grays and browns to create the most appealing objet d'art. It is further accented by stark veins of white and black offering additional contrast. The solid sphere is in excellent condition and has been expertly cut and polished. It will look great on any bookshelf or cabinet of curiosity. Such quality Petrified Wood spheres, especially of any considerable size, are not often seen for sale anymore.
    Overall Measurements: 5.50 inches (13.97 cm) in diameter

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


    Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    15th Saturday
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