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Lot 299

Auctioneers Estimate 500-700
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A POLISHED AMMONITE, mounted upon a stone base, overall height 28cm, together with a large polished block specimen of LAPIS LAZULI, whose blue colour is pigment known as ultramarine, from the Latin ultramarinus (beyond the sea), as it came intoEurope to be used as an Artists pigment from the mines of Afghanistan via Italian traders in the 14th and 15th centuries, 19.5cm high, weight approximately 5,820g. (2)

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