Brown Non-nacreous Natural Pearl 1.93 cts. together with a spiraled tapered mollusk.
Lot 1234Y
Brown Non-nacreous Pearl and Shell
Sold for US$ 500 inc. premium
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Brown Non-nacreous Pearl and Shell
Pleuroploca trapezium
The Striped Fox Horse Conch
Pacific Ocean

While all mollusks are capable of producing calcareous concretions few ever come to market as offerings to private collectors. The present concretion is a natural history curiosity: an off-round brown, non-nacreous pearl from the Striped Fox Horse Conch, weighing approximately 1.93 carats (0.3 grams) and measuring 6.9 x 6.2mm, undrilled; together with a knobbed, spiraled tapered mollusk known as the Striped Fox Horse Conch, Pleuroploca trapezium, length 8in. (2)

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a letter from EGL USA #64317601P stating natural pearl and mollusk shell from the Striped Fox Horse Conch "Pleuroploca trapezium"

    Potential bidders outside of the United States who intend to import this lot are advised that permits will be required. If you are interested in this lot, please contact the Natural History department before bidding.
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  1. Claudia Florian, G.J.G
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