NEW YORK — Once relegated to dusty shelves in academia, ancient fossils are now considered choice decorative art for the home and office. No longer languishing with tags in boxes, modern fossil presentation includes beautiful displays and stagings that invite curiosity, wonder and appreciation.
Jasper52 presents Fossilized Ammonites, Trilobites & More on Wednesday, November 22, featuring 105 lots of top-quality fossils from around the world. This magnificent 14in-tall ammonite prososphinctes sp. was found in Madagascar and dates to the Jurassic Oxfordian era. It is estimated at $2,500-$3,000.
A stunning 5.5in-tall carcharodon megalodon shark tooth, from either the Miocene or Pliocene period, was found in Indonesia. Of course, megalodon means “big tooth,” and the description of this example is apt. It is estimated at $3,000-$3,500.
Hailing from the Devonian period is this superb large (5.3in) sychopyge cf. termierorum, a trilobite unearthed in Morocco and now displayed on a fantastic base in what appears to be a swimming pose. It is estimated at $6,000-$7,000.