Life-Sized Calming Calcite Contemplation Stone Available in Zen Garden Scholar’s Rocks and Mineral Décor AuctionAug 19, 2022 12:00 EDT - Aug 30, 2022 13:00 EDT
A life-sized calming calcite monolith contemplation stone is one of the top lots in The Zen Garden auction, presented by Bonhams. It is polished on all sides to reveal the free-form orange hue with its dramatically contrasting black veining. The stone stands 80 inches tall and weighs approximately 1,300 lbs. The offered contemplation stone stands on a Chinese carved custom-fitted wooden base. Each lot in the auction is well suited for a Zen garden.
Another notable lot is a mineral décor piece by Konstantin Libman. It is a large Shattuckite with dendrites intarsia presentation box. This rare stone is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo but acquired its name from the Shattuck copper mine where the mineral was first discovered in Bisbee, Arizona. Shattuckite is a rare copper silicate mineral that has an attractive blue color. Although this mineral is considered excellent for carving, it is rarely seen in the slab form as it appears in this box. The slabs are book-matched along the sides. The hinged lid opens to reveal a wood-lined interior, signed by Konstantin Libman. A Russian master stone cutter, Libman often works with high-quality gems from all over the world. He is also the founder and director of Gems Art Studio. Find the listed items and more on Bonhams auction house and register to place a bid.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts, Jewelry (238)
# of Lots:238
Price Range:$150 - $15,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Orange Calcite Monolith|| Estimate: |
|Rock Crystal Carving Depicting a Flock of Storks by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparacio|| Estimate: |
|Large Shattuckite with Dendrites Intarsia Box by Konstantin Libman|| Estimate: |
|Multi-Gemstone Intarsia Book-form Box|| Estimate: |
|Four Mountain Form Scholar's Rocks|| Estimate: |
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