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Archive for 2013

Interi in Italy

Visiting our friend Teilo Johnson at his shop in Lucca.
Via del Battistero 9-55100 Lucca
Grace and Tessa relaxing after shopping in Lucca.
Paper art display in a street in Arezzo.
Grace getting a ride around Arezzo.
Buying lunch on market day in Arezzo.
First weekend of every month
Jean and Tessa buying at the oldest outdoor antique fair; Arezzo.
Wild olive trees on our way to Sienna.
City street lamps in Sienna.
Street art in Sienna.
Grace and Tessa in a church in Bonassola.
Having lunch at hotel de charme in Levanto.
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Franklin Rock and Mineral Show

This is the Franklin Rock and Mineral show in North Carolina on May 10th. Hunting for the treasures of darkness and riches stored in secret places.

17th century Italian architectural fragment (Florence) with a Lemurian crystal point decorated with a natural, free forming baroque pearl, Namibian crystals and fossil shells.
Size: 9" high x 9" wide x 6" deep
Price: $495
Chalcedony Rosettes are crystallized flower formations that are formed of silica, composed of very fine inter-growths of the minerals, quartz and moganite. They are rare, and information alone is hard to come by. 

17th century Italian candlestick (Venice) decorated with chalcedonian on a lucite and agate base.
Size: 19" high x 4" wide x 4" deep
Price: $550

Pink Tourmaline from South America. 

18th century Italian candlestick bases decorated with pink tourmaline in crystal.
Size: 12" high x 4" wide x 4" deep
Price: $1,850 for the pair

Black Tourmaline- arrives in oil drums from South America that are poured out onto the show grounds deep in the great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina.
18th century Italian cross decorated with tourmaline and gold plated crystal points on a tourmaline and agate base.
Size: 9" high x 6" wide x 3" deep
Price: $295
Purple Amethyst-the amethyst coming from South America but also found in it's natural habitat in the mountains of North Carolina.
Two pound amethyst decorated with organic, baroque pearls and an 18th century Italian flower fragment.
Size: 4.5” high x 4” wide x 4” deep
Price: $450

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