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Summers Place Auctions are the world's leading auctioneers of Sculpture and Design for the House and Garden.

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Evolution Auction
Live Auction, Tuesday 21st Nov 17, 1.00pm, click here for sale results

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All the relevant lots in this sale have been carefully vetted mindful of current C.I.T.E.S. regulations concerning the sale of endagered species. We are happy to provide advice on any lots, to overseas buyers concerning export restrictions.  However, it is ultimately the buyers responsibility to satisfy themselves that the correct licences can be obtained prior to bidding.

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Evolution Auction (lots 1 to 115)

Tuesday 21st November 2017, 1.00pm, please click here for sale results

This is Lot Number 14

Minerals: A large lapis lazuli freestanding specimen

Estimated Price:
£5,500 - £7,000

Hammer Price:
£5,500

72cm high
66.1kg

Lapis lazuli is found in a very small area of Badakhshan in Afghanistan and the vien has been continuously quarried for over 3000 years. The striking blue colour of lapis lazuli has been admired and coveted since the earliest days of civilization. The ancient Egyptians prized it highly and throughout antiquity it was considered more valuable than gold. Its use as jewellery or, crushed and used as a pigment were signs of extreme wealth. The ancient Egyptians used it as a pigment notably in their renditions of the night sky on tomb roofs as famously seen in Tutankhamun~s tomb and inlaid on his funeral mask. By the Middle Ages it had reached Europe and was used to produce ultramarine was the most expensive of paint colours. Wealthy patrons would supply it to artists and prescribe exactly how much of the painting should be blue as a demonstrating of their power and wealth.

This is Lot Number 14

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