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Large Antique Tortoise Shell on Stand
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Very Unique Antique Green Turtle Shell. This Piece was acquired from a private collection where it had been for decades, now available for purchase it is a wonderful and very large s...
Category

Mid-20th Century Pacific Islands Natural Specimens

Materials

Tortoise Shell

Coco e Mer on Stand
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Unusual Coco de Mer with its iconic form perfectly undecorated. Found on the Seychelles archipelago and presented on a custom aluminum stand.
Category

20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Natural Specimens

Materials

Coconut

Enduring Essence, a Unique Rich Deep Blue Cast Glass Sculpture by Monette Larsen
Located in London, GB
'Enduring Essence' is a unique rich deep blue cast glass sculpture by the Danish artist, Monette Larsen. Larsen has always been fascinated by the concept of beauty within nature; ...
Category

2010s British Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Glass, Art Glass

Large Geode Slice
Located in London, GB
Expertly cut from a large geode, this slice preserves large lilac crystals of amethystine quartz, bordered by a thin agate layer and a rough basalt exterior. This piece was legall...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Uruguayan Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Agate, Amethyst, Quartz

Infinity, a Unique Glass Sculpture in Amber, Gold & Grey by Nina Casson McGarva
Located in London, GB
Infinity is a unique textured glass sculpture in amber, gold & grey by the British artist Nina Casson McGarva. Casson McGarva firstly casts her glass in a flat mould where she int...
Category

2010s British Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Art Glass, Glass

17th Century Italian Vase with a Chesapecten Shell & Crystal Point
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
17th century Italian vase with a chesapecten shell, crystal point, and fossil shells on a petrified wood base. This fragment is from a church in Florence. It was found and saved f...
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17th Century Italian Rococo Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

Geoff Olsen Scrimshaw Grizzley Bear on Fossilized Walrus Bone
Located in Fulton, CA
Geoff Olsen fine scrimshaw carving on fossilized walrus bone. Depicting a mother grizzly bear and her three cubs with Alaskan mountain range in background. Signed and dated "G. Olsen...
Category

Late 20th Century North American Natural Specimens

Materials

Bone

Woven Three Tone Blue Trio, a Blue and White Glass Installation by Layne Rowe
Located in London, GB
Woven three tone blue trio is a unique soft blue, grey & white hand blown glass installation by the British artist Layne Rowe. Each artwork within the trio has been hand blown using ...
Category

2010s British Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Art Glass

Extremely Large Flawless Megalodon Shark Tooth
Located in WEYERSHEIM, FR
Perfect Huge Otodus Megalodon tooth from the Miocene of Southeastern Asia Here you can see the best of the best quality fossil tooth with the finest preservation possible. Mi...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Asian Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Stone

Red Extra-Size Starfish, Océano Pacific, Ophidiaster Ophidianus
By Oceanic Arts
Located in Valladolid, ES
Ophidiaster ophidianus, measures: 495 × 418 × 140 mm, 576 g weight 2018, Océano Pacífico Red extra-size starfish! A fantastic specimen of Ophidiaster ophidianus caught in the Solo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pacific Islands Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Other

Sculptural 17-18th Century Italian Vase with Agate Coral and Fossil Shells
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
17th or 18th century Italian fragment vase with agate coral, zig zag oyster fossil arms, fossil shells, and a baroque pearl on a polished petrified wood base. This fragment is fro...
Category

18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Agate, Coral

Stuffed Marsh Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Italy 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird (Emberiza schoeniclus) Migliarino of marsh mounted on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet...
Category

Late 19th Century Italian Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Animal Skin, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Dream Like Sea Forms in Porcelain and Clay-Created by Hand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Created by a delicate hand, a sampling of our pure white or mixed warm toned porcelain and ceramic sea forms for your table. Each piece and intricate part is created by hand one at a...
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2010s American Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Porcelain, Ceramic

Set of '3' Polished Green Turbo Imperialis Snail Shells
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Set of (3) polished green turbo Imperialis snail shells. From Madagascar. Size: 3.5" L x 2.25" W x 2" H.
Category

1990s Malagasy Bohemian Natural Specimens

Materials

Shell

Very Large Cenedese Aquarium with Two Fishes, 6.15 Kg, circa 1960
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A very large Cenedese, Murano glass aquarium with two fishes, weight 6.15 kg, manufactured circa 1960. Measures: Width 10.63" (27cm) Height 8.46" (21.5cm) Depth 1.97" (5cm).
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Art Glass

Natural Curled Sea Sponge
Located in Brea, CA
Beautiful natural curled sea sponge. This coral is real, not faux, and color is natural, not dyed. Size: 6" W x 7" D x 3.5" H.   
Category

20th Century Natural Specimens

Materials

Coral

Grey Agate Crystal Geode with Perched Brass Owl Bird
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial grey/gray agate crystal geode with perched brass owl bird on branch. Natural beautiful shades of grey make up this decorative object. Piece measures: 3.63...
Category

Late 20th Century Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Agate, Rock Crystal, Brass

Beautiful Decorative Set of Three Cubes of Septarian from Madagascar
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Very decorative set of three septarian cubes from Madagascar Sizes: 3" x 3" / 3" x 3" / 2.5" x 2.5".
Category

2010s Mexican Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Other

Rare 19th Century Spanish Solid Marble Wash Board for Washing Clothes Old Way
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely 19th century Spanish marble wash stand A very good looking piece, made for washing clothes, now its just a good decorative piece ...
Category

19th Century Spanish Victorian Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Marble

Antique Ammonite, Cretaceous Period
Located in Brecht, BE
This ammonite was found in Madagascar, Africa, ageless artifact of life.
Category

15th Century and Earlier Malagasy Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Sandstone

Agate Onyx Paperweight
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Hand polished agate onyx stone paperweight in black, brown, and red intricate layered patterns Measures: length 5 inches, width 2.75 inches, height 1.25 inches 1 in stock in Palm Spr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Stone

18th Century Italian Gold Leaf Fragment with Baroque Pearl on Obsidian Mineral
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian gold leaf fragment with a coordinating baroque pearl on a free-forming obsidian mineral with a polished face. Obsidian is naturally occurring volcanic glass prod...
Category

18th Century Italian Modern Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Wood

Onyx and Bronze Birds Sculpture by Designers Curtis Jere, 1969
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful, signed, rare and substantial late mid-20th century 1960s bronze and onyx marble sandpiper birds sculpture by designers Curtis Jere, 1969. Signed: "C. Jere '69" on back o...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Onyx, Marble, Brass, Bronze

Stone Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
The biomorphic honed stone mounted on a Lucite base.
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Stone

Sardinian Handmade Terracotta Pinecone Finials: Italian Sculptures
By Emilia Palomba
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Unusual Sardinian Italian pinecones "lumachelle " entirely handmade: one by one with infinite patiente, by Emilia Palomba - Interesting price for Final Clearance Sale ----------- n...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Country Natural Specimens

Materials

Terracotta

Group of Two Topaz Rock Crystal Quartz Balls
Located in New York, NY
A group of two topaz rock crystal quartz balls with nickel plating bases, created by Phoenix Gallery, NYC. Almost a pair. Measure: (from left to right) 8.5" Height x 5.5" Diameter 8....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

Materials

Quartz, Rock Crystal

One of a Kind Shell and Turquoise Stone
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Beautiful trumpet seashell professionally mounted on genuine coral base, artistically hand embedded with fantastic turquoise stones all around, to make exceptional object of art for ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Natural Specimens

Materials

Coral

Large Fantastic Wood 'Scholars Rock'
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A large fantastic wood 'scholar's rock' The formation of natural knots, gnarled and twisted projections Of the variety greyish brown-toned wood, imitating a vertical scholar’s r...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Chinese Chinese Export Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Other

Colorful Insects Under Antique Glass Dome
Located in Munich, DE
The Green Jungle Nymphs called Hétéropterix Dilaltata are form Papua New Guinea, Indonesian province. Set in an antique glass globe with wooden base. These have been found, captured,...
Category

20th Century Indonesian Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Glass, Organic Material, Wood

Natural Brazilian Smokey Quartz Specimen multi points mounted in Acrylic Base
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Brazilian Smokey quartz points mounted in custom acrylic base.
Category

2010s Mexican Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Quartz

Stunning French Art Deco Wooden Serving Tray Adorned with Butterfly Wings
Located in Arles, FR
Stunning 1930s French Art Deco wooden tray with handles adorned with butterfly wings which were artistically placed under glass. A great conversation piece. Perfect for serving drink...
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Deco Natural Specimens

Materials

Mahogany, Feathers, Glass

Cliff Edge III, a Unique bronze and clear Glass Sculpture by Crispian Heath
Located in London, GB
Cliff Edge III is a unique bronze and clear cast glass sculpture by the British artist Crispian Heath. The perfectly smooth and polished sides reveal and contrast with the rugged, hi...
Category

2010s British Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Glass, Art Glass

Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus),II/B
Located in Leuven , BE
The Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) is a hefty reptile, also known as the water monitor, and Africa’s longest lizard, sometimes reaching lengths of over 2 metres – of which more tha...
Category

20th Century African Natural Specimens

Materials

Organic Material

Bloodroot, Small Scale Cast Bronze Botanical Sculpture with Subtle Patina
Located in Chicago, IL
Bloodroot start to bloom before the foliage unfolds in early spring common in the upper Midwest of the United States. After blooming, the leaves unfurl to their full size as seen in ...
Category

2010s American Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Bronze

Branches of Mediterranean Coral, Italy, 1850
Located in Milan, IT
A Wunderkammer natural specimen. Cut off branches of Red Mediterranean (Rubrum) coral, mounted on an early golden painted wooden and bronze XVIII century base, depicting a vase. The ...
Category

Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Coral, Limestone, Bronze

Set of Three Large Italian Marble Eggs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Unique set of three large Italian polished marble egg specimens from Italy. Beautifully hand-formed and each having a slightly different color. The exquisite polishing showcases the ...
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Marble

Black Sea Fan on Metal Stand
Located in Brea, CA
Real sea fan Beautiful natural shaped sea fan, original coloring, black with slightly faded parts Size: 24" width x 12" depth x 25" tall on stand Base is 12" W x 5" D.
Category

20th Century Natural Specimens

Materials

Coral

White Lace Cup Coral
Located in Brea, CA
White lace cup coral this coral is real, not faux, and color is natural, not dyed. Each coral varies in size/shape and is one of a kind. The coral photographed is an example of one y...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

Materials

Coral

Amonite on Iron Stand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Historic genuine large amonite, thousands of years old.
Category

15th Century and Earlier Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Stone

Graphite Steel Magnetic Ball Collection, Brazil, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Brazilian collection of graphite colored metal balls that are magnetic. Can create different shape sculptures due to magnetic nature of the metallic balls.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Natural Specimens

Materials

Metal, Magnets

Vintage Instructional Mushroom Model
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage instructional mushroom model from an art school in France. Entire set pictured together in last three images.
Category

1940s French Folk Art Vintage Natural Specimens

Materials

Concrete

Continental Neoclassical Rock Crystal Obelisks on Rock Crystal Balls
Located in New York, NY
Continental neoclassical pair of rock crystal obelisks in hexagonal shape, each mounted on six bronze rods holding rock crystal balls and connecting to the hexagonal rock crystal bas...
Category

Early 20th Century European Neoclassical Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal, Bronze

Reclaimed Fragment with Amethyst
Located in South Salem, NY
A reclaimed giltwood fragment on a stand. This reclamation art piece is finished with an amethyst at the crown. A lovely combination between the bright gold and the soft amethyst col...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

Materials

Giltwood

20th Century Objet d' Art of Raw Limestone on Sandblasted Acrylic Base
Located in Chicago, IL
20th century objet d' art of raw limestone on sandblasted acrylic base unique and one of a kind. Makes elegant statement on a table of shelf.  
Category

20th Century American Natural Specimens

Materials

Limestone

Sulfur on Aragonite from Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy
Located in New York, NY
Classic and beautiful plate of bright, gemmy, and translucent rich-yellow Sulphur crystals. The sulfur crystals are surrounded by translucent white aragonite microcrystals in rounded...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Other

Giant Genuine Natural Colombian Copal
Located in New York, NY
This specimen is a large, museum quality piece of Colombian Copal. It is some of the highest quality Copal in the world. Copal is geologically younger than Amber. Copal is known for ...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Other

Genuine Brown Staghorn Coral
Located in New York, NY
This incredibly large coral would be a stunning display piece, and definitely a focal point in any interior. This branching, stony coral has lengthy and mesmorizing cylindrical branc...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Coral

Spessartine Garnet with Aquamarine Crystals on Albite from Himalayan Mountains
Located in New York, NY
From Himalayan mountains - Shengus area, near Skardu, Pakistan This red Spessartine Garnet cluster, has perfectly terminated crystals, with beautiful blue Aquamarine crystals, forme...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Pakistani Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Other

Polished Labradorite Freeform from Madagascar
Located in New York, NY
AAA quality hand polished sunset orange flame Labradorite freeform with beautiful iridescent play of colors of flashy orange, yellow and red which is caused by internal fractures in ...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Malagasy Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Other

Stuffed Bullfinch Bird for Natural History Cabinet, Bullfinch, Italy 1880
Located in Milan, IT
Natural specimen from Wunderkammer Stuffed bird (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) Bullfinch on a wooden base with cartouche Specimen for laboratory and Natural history cabinet. S. Brogi Naturalist...
Category

Late 19th Century Italian Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Feathers, Animal Skin, Wood, Paper

Brass-Mounted Rock Crystal Sphere Small
Located in New York, NY
2.75" diameter rock crystal sphere mounted on a brass stand. Rock crystal, a form of quartz, has been used in jewelry and ornaments since antiquity, and is the purest form of quartz ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Other Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal, Brass

Stunning Victorian Oak Double Sided Floor Standing Butterfly Display Cabinet
Located in London, GB
A stunning large Victorian double sided oak floor standing butterfly display cabinet containing a large selection of various butterflies of differing sizes and colour, set in a natur...
Category

1890s English Late Victorian Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Glass, Wood

Set of Three American Concrete Mushrooms with Distressed Appearance
Located in Atlanta, GA
A set of three vintage American concrete mushrooms from the mid-20th century, with nicely worn patina. Made in the USA during the mid-century period, this set of three concrete mushr...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Rustic Natural Specimens

Materials

Concrete

50 Million Year Old Eocene Era Fossil Fish Mural in Stone, from Wyoming
Located in Logan, UT
This exquisite fossil mural features two Diplomystus dentatus, a Cockerellites liops (formerly known as Priscacara), and two Knightia eocaena. These fish are all Eocene era fossils d...
Category

2010s American Natural Specimens

Materials

Limestone

Large Calcite Crystal with Druzy Quartz Blanket on Amethyst Surrounded by Agate
Located in London, GB
An exquisite and rare piece composed of blue/grey agate, white quartz, amethyst and calcite. This piece presents a large calcite reclining on an amethyst. To further add to its be...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Uruguayan Antique Natural Specimens

Materials

Agate, Amethyst, Quartz

Large, Limestone Scholars Rock
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A large, lyrical, pierced limestone, "Lingbi" scholars rock, with a dramatic overhang above craggy protrusions. Mounted on a free-form, carved wood base. Known as Gongshi or spir...
Category

1970s Chinese Vintage Natural Specimens

Materials

Limestone

'Calosoma Sycophanta' Hand Blown Glass Vase by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
Hand-blown glass 'Calosoma Sycophanta' vase by Simone Crestani & Camilla Brunelli. Calosoma Sycophanta Vase is one of the pieces from the Metamorphosis Collection. Metamorphosis Co...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Glass

Creel and Gow Gold-Plated Pecten Shell, Symbol of Pilgrims & of Emblem of James
Located in New York, NY
Gold vermeil pecten shell made in Rome, Italy, exclusively for Creel and Gow. It is the symbol of pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostella in Northern Spain and of their patron...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Vermeil

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