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Antique Russian Malachite Book Form Box With Mineral Specimens Circa 1900

Antique Russian Malachite Book Form Box With Mineral Specimens Circa 1900

This is a superb quality Russian antique malachite book form jewel box, Circa 1900 in date, later converted to display a quantity of mineral specimens. The rectangular hinged lid features malachite parquetry with decorative brass stringing. It lifts up to reveal a later fitted glass and brass mounted collection of 28 mineral specimens from mines in the Congo with the name table verso in French, listed as name, specimen and where it was mined from: 1. Uraninite, oxyde d'uranium "Shinkolobwe Mine"  2. Heterogenite, hydroxyde de cobalt et serum "Kabolela Mine" 3. Cuprite, carbonate de cuivre "Kalabi Mine" 4. Talc Calcedoine, silicate de manganese "Musonioe Mine" 5. Katangite, silicate de cuivre "Changulowe Mine" 6. Liebethbnite, photsphate de a wivre, "Musonioe Mine" 7. Bornite, sult de cuivre et de fer "Kipushi Mine" 8. Pseudomalachite, phosphate de cwivre, "Misesa Mine" 9. Olygiste, oxyde de fer, "Katonfo Mine" 10. Pyrite, silt de fer "Shinkolobwe Mine" 11. Cuprosklodowskite, Silicate d'uranio m et de cuivez, "Musonoie Mine" 12. Silice, oxyde oilicieux "Ramoto Mine" 13. Enrerite, Oxyde de fer, "Dikulwe Mine" 14. Shattucrite, silicate de cuivre "Tantara Mine" 15. Calcite, carb de caicium, "Kipushi Mine" 16. Fibromalachite, carb hystarate' de chivre "Kabolela Mine" 17. Chalcosine, suit de cuivre "Kipushi Mine" 18. Sel Jaune, oxyaena' uranium "Musonoie Mine" 19. Goethite, nxproxyae de fer, "Pamaove Mine" 20. Jel Rose, oxyae de cobalt, "Mupini Mirone" 21. Quartrite, oarb de calciu, Bamoto Mine" 22. Spherocobaltite, card de cobalt, "Ratrolea Mine" 23. Chalcopyrite, sult se cuivreet de fer, "Kipushi Mine" 24. Kolweeite, silrate de cuivre, "Kolwezi Mine" 25. Pyrolusite, hydroxyie de ma nganese, "Rasekelesa Mine" 26. Malachite Zonaire, carb hydrate de cuivre, "Kolwezi Mine" 27. Carrollite, sult de cobalt et de cuivre "Ramoto" 28. Dolmite Blanche, Carb de magnesium, "Kamoto" Add this wonderul Russian malachite book box and fascinating display of mineral specimens to your collection. Condition: In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 4 x Width 30 x Depth 18

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 7 inches

£2,750.00
Ref: A1179
Vintage Model of a Ferrari Arno XI Hydroplane 1954 37& 34 Long 20th C

Vintage Model of a Ferrari Arno XI Hydroplane 1954 37" Long 20th C

This is a superb Vintage model of a Ferrari Hydroplane 1954, late 20th Century in date. Ferrari's cars are adored on all corners of the globe and are seen as the ultimate status symbol for the rich and powerful. But as these incredible pictures show, Ferrari is not just a talented car manufacturer. This astonishing-looking Ferrari speedboat set an unrivalled world record in 1953 and is valued in the millions. The legendary ARNO XI Hydroplane craft was the brainchild of wealthy boat privateer Achille Castoldi who had a desire to break a world water speed record. He persuaded the great Enzo Ferrari to lend knowledge and technical assistance in building the ultimate powerboat. The result was a 12-cylinder, 4,500cc, V12 Ferrari engine - the same as can be found in the Type 375 Grand Prix car.   In October 1953, ARNO XI travelled at 150.2mph on Lake Iseo in northern Italy, setting a world speed record for an 800kg boat that has still never been broken. When Mr Castoldi was finished with ARNO XI, it was sold to Nando dell'Orto, a rich engineer, who went on to race it with great success for more than 10 years, securing numerous wins. The boat went through various aerodynamic improvements during that time, including a modified nose and the addition of a fin. It finished its competitive racing career in 1960 with a European championship victory and numerous fastest laps, many of which still exist.   Condition: In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 25 x Width 95 x Depth 37

Dimensions in inches:

Height 10 inches x Width 3 feet, 1 inch x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches

£1,150.00

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