Lot 1256
Maw-sit-sit Carving of an Iguana
US$ 700 - 900
£420 - 540
Lot Details
Maw-sit-sit Carving of an Iguana
By Ronald Stevens
Presently called "kosmochlore-jade", previously used names for maw-sit-sit in the West were jade-albite or chloromelanite. A metamorphic rock with a complex composition from Myanmar (Burma), the name maw-sit-sit is given by the local people. Fine-quality Burmese maw-sit-sit has been used to evoke the reptilian quality of this well-executed and detailed carving of a iguana. Length 4 1/2in.
  1. Claudia Florian, G.J.G
    Auction Administration - Natural History
    7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
    Work +1 323 436 5437
    FaxFax: +1 323 850 5843