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Charging Rhino inlay Warthog Horn

Lot 0408 Details

Description
sub-Saharan Africa ( Indigenous to )
A Green Verdite etching illustrating African Rhino brothers at a watering hole
The Rhino being part of the 'big 7' refers to one of the most difficult to hunt on foot in Africa


Additional Information
Verdite Stone is also regarded as "Green Gold" by others.
One of the oldest uncovered rocks on the surface of the earth is this magnificent semi-precious emerald green stone.
Tribesmen in Southern Africa used it to make jewelry and carvings.
It was also used by witch doctors to make preparations from the powdered stone, which were thought to increase fertility.

It's all darker shades of green, with striations highlighting shifting patterns of colors ranging from golden browns to
rich emerald greens and blues throughout the rock.

Verdite is a relatively soft stone found only in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean verdite,
on the other hand, is peculiar in that it contains ruby corundum inclusions,
the second hardest mineral on the planet after diamond.


In 1967 around the time Apollo mission was on its way,
in South Africa On a Farm in Barberton the Discovery of Verdite had come to light.
Verdite was discovered by Mr Pierce and his Son Jeff Pierce (of Superior Rocks & Gems) on their farm.
After tests and research was conducted by scientists they discovered that this stone was created around 3500million years ago by
Mother nature, and the indigenous people used its in powder form for promoting fertility amongst various other uses.
It had a luxury varied shades of Green speckled with goldish color flakes.
It was discovered that a belt starting in Swaziland which consisted of soapstone ran from Swaziland into Barberton,
Nelspruit and changed to the harder stone named Verdite and continued up to pilgrims rest and into eastern Zimbabwe,
and had a technical name in Zimbabwe as Bonified Serpentine, later it became know as Verdite.
Mr Pierce and his son Jeff identified this semi precious stone and realized that it can be sculptured into works of art.
Hence Verdite Art work was borne
They employed sculptures from South Africa that had talent for sculpture training them and refining their art work skills.
During the early 70's Mr Pierce and his associate Mr Hugh Bladen approached Mr A M Rana and
asked Mr Rana to stock his product to sell to visiting tourists as a memento of South Africa for it was indigenous to South Africa.
Mr Rana was the First Indian in SA to promote and influence the verdite market, to the World.
Due to the apartheid era of South Africa being rife, it was impossible for a man of color to capitalize on monopolization,
of exclusivity of a product hence many other retails sort this product because of the demand in the global market.

Original South African Verdite
The vedite stone with the glittery specking of Goldish flakes is stunning.
The Rhino's Horn has been inlayed with a Genuine Worthog Horn..
Very rare to find inlayed pieces

Provenance
Acquired early 1990's(Lethabile, Republic of South Africa)
Commissioned by Joes African Art & Collectables, revised as Rana & Rana African Art.

founding member Joe’s African Art & Collectibles
E R Amarathlal ( Curator, African Art Centre
Foundation 1995 to 2005)
Rana Brothers 2018 – date

Comparisons/Referencing

Dunbar, Roberta Ann. “West African Textiles.” African Arts, vol. 19, no. 1, 1985, pp. 78–79.

Patton, Sharon F. “Zimbabwe Contemporary Stone Sculpture.” African Arts, vol. 19, no. 1, 1985, pp. 78–78.

Material
Green Verdite/ Warthog Horn inlay

Artist
Moses Monareng

Artist : Living / Deceased
De

Est Age
late 20th century

Dimensions (millimeters)
H300 x L560 x D180

Weight (kg)
10kg

Export Price ($)
1000

Certificate of Authenticity (Y/N)
Y

NFT Included ( Hedera Hashgraph - HTS )
NFT - Non-fungible token.
The first ever African Sculpture NFT Art.
A NFT COA will be included with purchase.
By utilizing the power of blockchain 3.0 & Hedera Hashgraph, this art piece will be accompanied with a NFT.
NFTs enforce artwork validity, authenticity & ownership of the artwork.r>
Condition
Prestine condition.
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Charging Rhino inlay Warthog Horn

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Lot 0408 Details

Description
...
sub-Saharan Africa ( Indigenous to )
A Green Verdite etching illustrating African Rhino brothers at a watering hole
The Rhino being part of the 'big 7' refers to one of the most difficult to hunt on foot in Africa


Additional Information
Verdite Stone is also regarded as "Green Gold" by others.
One of the oldest uncovered rocks on the surface of the earth is this magnificent semi-precious emerald green stone.
Tribesmen in Southern Africa used it to make jewelry and carvings.
It was also used by witch doctors to make preparations from the powdered stone, which were thought to increase fertility.

It's all darker shades of green, with striations highlighting shifting patterns of colors ranging from golden browns to
rich emerald greens and blues throughout the rock.

Verdite is a relatively soft stone found only in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean verdite,
on the other hand, is peculiar in that it contains ruby corundum inclusions,
the second hardest mineral on the planet after diamond.


In 1967 around the time Apollo mission was on its way,
in South Africa On a Farm in Barberton the Discovery of Verdite had come to light.
Verdite was discovered by Mr Pierce and his Son Jeff Pierce (of Superior Rocks & Gems) on their farm.
After tests and research was conducted by scientists they discovered that this stone was created around 3500million years ago by
Mother nature, and the indigenous people used its in powder form for promoting fertility amongst various other uses.
It had a luxury varied shades of Green speckled with goldish color flakes.
It was discovered that a belt starting in Swaziland which consisted of soapstone ran from Swaziland into Barberton,
Nelspruit and changed to the harder stone named Verdite and continued up to pilgrims rest and into eastern Zimbabwe,
and had a technical name in Zimbabwe as Bonified Serpentine, later it became know as Verdite.
Mr Pierce and his son Jeff identified this semi precious stone and realized that it can be sculptured into works of art.
Hence Verdite Art work was borne
They employed sculptures from South Africa that had talent for sculpture training them and refining their art work skills.
During the early 70's Mr Pierce and his associate Mr Hugh Bladen approached Mr A M Rana and
asked Mr Rana to stock his product to sell to visiting tourists as a memento of South Africa for it was indigenous to South Africa.
Mr Rana was the First Indian in SA to promote and influence the verdite market, to the World.
Due to the apartheid era of South Africa being rife, it was impossible for a man of color to capitalize on monopolization,
of exclusivity of a product hence many other retails sort this product because of the demand in the global market.

Original South African Verdite
The vedite stone with the glittery specking of Goldish flakes is stunning.
The Rhino's Horn has been inlayed with a Genuine Worthog Horn..
Very rare to find inlayed pieces

Provenance
Acquired early 1990's(Lethabile, Republic of South Africa)
Commissioned by Joes African Art & Collectables, revised as Rana & Rana African Art.

founding member Joe’s African Art & Collectibles
E R Amarathlal ( Curator, African Art Centre
Foundation 1995 to 2005)
Rana Brothers 2018 – date

Comparisons/Referencing

Dunbar, Roberta Ann. “West African Textiles.” African Arts, vol. 19, no. 1, 1985, pp. 78–79.

Patton, Sharon F. “Zimbabwe Contemporary Stone Sculpture.” African Arts, vol. 19, no. 1, 1985, pp. 78–78.

Material
Green Verdite/ Warthog Horn inlay

Artist
Moses Monareng

Artist : Living / Deceased
De

Est Age
late 20th century

Dimensions (millimeters)
H300 x L560 x D180

Weight (kg)
10kg

Export Price ($)
1000

Certificate of Authenticity (Y/N)
Y

NFT Included ( Hedera Hashgraph - HTS )
NFT - Non-fungible token.
The first ever African Sculpture NFT Art.
A NFT COA will be included with purchase.
By utilizing the power of blockchain 3.0 & Hedera Hashgraph, this art piece will be accompanied with a NFT.
NFTs enforce artwork validity, authenticity & ownership of the artwork.r>
Condition
...
Prestine condition.

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South Africa
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