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Large Natural Gogotte Formation

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A Gogotte Formation Of natural form, dating from the Oligocene period (30 Million years ago). Beguiling natural mineral formation, they are the result of calcium carbonate binding with extremely fine quartz crystals found in the mineral rich waters of Fontainebleau, France. The cloud like, dream inducing bulbous appearance is different and unique to each example. The blend between nature and art has elevated these unusual natural phenomenon to international popularity. Historically Gogottes have been lauded for their aesthetic, indeed Louis XIV (The Sun King) was hugely enamoured and requested more to be found in Fontainebleau so he could decorate his Palace gardens with them. Indeed those same examples can be seen at Versailles today. We can see the inspiration gogottes provided for artists into the 20th Century, most notably figures by Henry Moore. In 2017 a Large Gogotte was presented to the Natural History Museum in London in honour of Sir David Attenboroughs 90th Birthday.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 24.41 in (62 cm)Width: 26.78 in (68 cm)Depth: 10.24 in (26 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Circa 30 Million Years Old
  • Condition:
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Mounted to a Bespoke display stand for presentation. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location:
    Pease pottage, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2371339149452
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