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LOT 0559

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GBP (£) 1,200 - 1,700
EUR (€) 1,330 - 1,890
USD ($) 1,570 - 2,220

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£1,200 (EUR 1,332; USD 1,567) (+bp*)

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Natural History - Huge Ruby-Zoisite-Kyanite Sphere

A very large and unusual sphere or orb carved from a rock rich in ruby, zoisite, and kyanite; with a display stand. 25.6 kg total, 24cm (9 1/2"). Extremely fine condition. Very unusual and beautiful display piece.

Provenance
Property of an Indian gentleman living in London; previously from an important Indian collection of high quality mineral examples; accompanied by a scholarly note TL 5307 by Dr Ron Bonewitz.
Footnotes
Dr Bonewitz notes: 'An unusually large and sound piece beautifully cut and finished. This mixture is found only in Tanzania.'