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    MATRIX ZEOLITE SPECIMEN WITH COMPANION PAINTING BY GAMINI RATNAVIRA
    Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
    It is widely conceded that the crème of the Worlds Zeolite specimens has to include the beautiful, pastel green, spherical Apophyllite groups from Aurangabad. They are made even more desirable when found in association with cream-colored blades of Stilbite; another of the Zeolite group of minerals. This radiating 'sun-burst' was considered to be such an exemplary specimen that it was worthy of being captured in a painting by renowned Wildlife and Natural History artist: Gamini Ratnavira of Fallbrook, California. The framed watercolor is not a print; it is the original and is signed by the artist. This unique pairing is offered as one lot. Both specimen and painting are in pristine condition. The Apophyllite measures 3 x 2 ¼ x 1 inch deep and has a custom base. The painting measures 4 x 6 inches and is 7 ¾ x 9 ¾ overall in its custom frame.


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    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
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