'Tsuboishi' stone categorized as a rare type of *'suiseki' stone, which is a "jar (tsubo)-like" formed lump of solidified iron, probably from Gifu prefecture or its environs.
Private suiseki (or 'bonseki') collection from a Japanese lecher as its provenance. Looks like owl face or frog? Quite an impressive and zen, anyway. approx...
FRAGMENTS OF STONE IMPLEMENT
Fragments of stone knife in Jomon period, 14000-300 BC, excavated in Iwate prefecture, Tohoku region, Japan.
In imperfect condition as seen, but figurative beauty seen from each piece.
Touch them in your hand actually, and feel the primeval power.
Small - approx. 3 x 2.5cm (1.18 x 0.98in) / Large - approx...
Giant Quartz Sphere 12" Diameter and over 65 pounds, slight restoration , nice snowflake interior pattern. The brown spot in one picture is the restoration area. Size 11-12 Diameter and over 65 pounds
One kilo of large polished “red” copal pieces from Borneo. Small one weighs 120 grams, the medium size weighs 400grams and the big one weighs 820 grams (according to my kitchen scale). Copal is a naturally occurring organic product similar to amber in appearance and geological formation but lacking in its hardness and resistance to solvents. These are attractive shapes and may be considered as gōngshí- Chinese Scholar Rocks and a have deep reddish translucence...
Fossil Clam with both Shells , a fun desk collectable . Size 2" by almost 2.5"
Fossil Clam Cluster, nice with a full clam on the top 2" by 2.5"
Perisphinctes boweni ammonite Fossil Jurassic Period .This is a classic lower Jurassic ammonite fossil from Madagascar of the genus Perisphinctes. It's 2.5" wide and preserves the distinctive ridges of this type of ammonite. It's very solid and the surface has a light polishing for aesthetic purposes.
Perisphinctes boweni ammonite Fossil Jurassic Period .This is a classic lower Jurassic ammonite fossil from Madagascar of the genus Perisphinctes. It's 3" wide and preserves the distinctive ridges of this type of ammonite. It's very solid and the surface has a light polishing for aesthetic purposes.
Large Golden amber Quartz Crystal Tea Light candle votive , single candle hole . The weight is 7 pounds and the size is 7.5" by 5" by 5"
Large Quartz Crystal Sphere with Rainbows and many clear areas lights up beautifully, size 5" diameter and weighs 6.8 pounds a great display piece or for a healers practice.
Fine Quartz Crystal and black Tourmaline specimen with many small points in a nice cluster , the black Tourmaline can be seen from the base. Size 1.8 pounds or 680 g 3402 ct W 6" by 5.5 " by 2.5"
Huge Golden Green Selenite Sphere , natural inclusions somewhat translucent and will light up well. Size Diameter 7" weight 15.4 pounds.
large Fluorite sphere in pale greens and rust browns, with large fracture like lines make this an interesting piece when lit . Size 5.5" in diameter weight 7.5 pounds
Large quartz point votive diamond shape that holds one tea light candle. Size 5" by 4"
Nice large Quartz Crystal sphere diameter is 6.5" and weighs 12 pounds stand included, natural inclusions.
Fantastic Quartz and Black Tourmaline mineral Specimen , one of the nicest I have seen , weighs 7.2 pounds or 3231.9 g 1 g = 5 ct total ct weight is 16159 ct. Size H 9" W 10" D 5" includes stand.
Huge trilobite plate from Morocco Devonian period 395-345 million years ago from the Hamar Leghdad formation of the Atlas Mountains The drotops were one of the largest trilobites of the Devonian period .This exceptional example is in limestone and expertly cleaned to expose these fantastic little monsters with a total of six trilobites in such great shape you can see the tiny lense detail of the eyes a rare and exceptional plate ...
This fine and rare early opalised cretaceous ammonite fossil is from Madagascar which has most of the original iridescent shell present. 2 by 2 "