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Collection of 850 Carved Mineral Easter Eggs to be Unveiled at Bonhams & Butterfields
A Collection of 850 Carved Mineral Eggs. Est. $150,000-200,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams.
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Just in time for the Easter, Bonhams announces the sale 850 carved mineral eggs perfect for the connoisseur's basket. Skillfully produced by noted German craftsman Dieter Jerusalem from the historic carving locality of Idar-Oberstein, Germany, the eggs will be a notable feature of the firm's spring 2010 auction of Natural History.

Not your average Easter egg, this extraordinary collection is composed of carved minerals, most of which are a perfect hen's egg size (measuring 58 mm). Included are many rare, patterned and vividly colored examples of precious minerals such as Brazilian opal, amber, lapis lazuli, amethyst, chrysoberyl, jaspers and agates mineral deposits and mines now long closed.

The collection, which is estimated to bring $150,000-200,000, will be unveiled in Los Angeles with a public exhibition from May 6-7, 2010. The sale will also preview at Bonhams New York May 22-25, 2010 and include other egg-themed highlights including a charming Victorian specimen cabinet containing approximately 100 bird's eggs (est. $1,500-2,000).

What's in your Easter basket?

Highlight preview: May 6-7, Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles
Full preview: May 22-25, Bonhams New York
Auction: May 27, Bonhams New York

Bonhams | Dieter Jerusalem | Carved Mineral Easter Eggs |

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