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DOUBLE HEART RAINBOW OBSIDIAN SCULPTURE

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DOUBLE HEART RAINBOW OBSIDIAN SCULPTURE
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DOUBLE HEART RAINBOW OBSIDIAN SCULPTURE
Mexico
Rainbow obsidian is volcanic silica glass, differing from regular obsidian in that the lamellar crystallites orientate parallel to the flow structure to produce an ethereal colored banding. This is beautiful enough in itself, but here the master lapidarist has carved a single piece in such a way that the bands of color form a pair of hearts of perfect concentric form in lovely soft shades of purple, yellow and green. Also known as "fire" or "iris" obsidian, it is regarded in crystallographic metaphysics to act as a particularly powerful aid to meditation, helping the user to combat shock, fear or barriers, but a piece such as this is also an elegant and skillfully executed sculpture, brought to a gleaming polished finish and measuring 9½ x 3¼ x 3¼ inches.

Shipping: Other (TBD)

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Lot: 49087

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DOUBLE HEART RAINBOW OBSIDIAN SCULPTURE

Estimate $800 - $1,000
Jun 06, 2010
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Starting Price $400
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49087: DOUBLE HEART RAINBOW OBSIDIAN SCULPTURE

Sold for $2,600
6 Bids
Est. $800 - $1,000Starting Price $400
2010 Beverly Hills Natural History #6042
Jun 06, 2010 4:00 PM EDT
Buyer's Premium 19.5%

Lot 49087 Details

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DOUBLE HEART RAINBOW OBSIDIAN SCULPTURE
Mexico
Rainbow obsidian is volcanic silica glass, differing from regular obsidian in that the lamellar crystallites orientate parallel to the flow structure to produce an ethereal colored banding. This is beautiful enough in itself, but here the master lapidarist has carved a single piece in such a way that the bands of color form a pair of hearts of perfect concentric form in lovely soft shades of purple, yellow and green. Also known as "fire" or "iris" obsidian, it is regarded in crystallographic metaphysics to act as a particularly powerful aid to meditation, helping the user to combat shock, fear or barriers, but a piece such as this is also an elegant and skillfully executed sculpture, brought to a gleaming polished finish and measuring 9½ x 3¼ x 3¼ inches.

Shipping: Other (TBD)

Important notice: Heritage usually auctions material at the rate of 100-110 lots per hour. On some occasions the Live Auctioneer bid software or the Internet may not be able to keep up with the pace of the auction. We recommend placing a realistic absentee bid now as insurance to avoid disappointment. Occasionally the auctioneer may eliminate or reject a Live Auctioneer Live bid, and the auctioneer may also reopen a lot after the close of the Live Auctioneers live bidding (usually because we missed an audience bid), and may reject your bid even if it shows you as the winning bidder. By bidding via Live Auctioneers, you agree that Heritage may award the lot to another bidder at its sole discretion under the circumstances described above or any other reasonable circumstances. Since Live Auctioneer bids are not shown to us until we open the lot on the floor, we treat those bids just like floor bids. In most cases the floor responds before the Live Auctioneer bid is presented to us, due to Internet lag time, so for consistency we have made it a policy that floor bids are always considered first over tie Live Auctioneer bids. Also please note that all Heritage lots purchased through Live Auctioneers carry a 19.50% Buyer's Premium with a $14 minimum Buyer's Premium. Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions before you bid. This lot is being auctioned in conjunction with a live floor auction by Heritage Auctions. All final auction and invoice information will be supplied by Heritage Auctions, and all other information should be considered preliminary.
Lot: 49087

Winning Notification and Billing: After the final session in this auction is complete, Heritage will send e-mail and postal mail invoices. This process normally takes several days. All final auction and invoice information will be supplied by Heritage Auctions, and all other information should be considered preliminary.

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