Polished Leopard Serpentine Standing Display Free forms x 6 From Zimbabwe

R 835.00 ZAR
  • Polished Leopard Serpentine Standing Display Free forms  x 6 From Zimbabwe

Polished Leopard Serpentine Standing Display Free forms x 6 From Zimbabwe

R 835.00 ZAR

PRODUCT INFORMATION


General Description

Leopard rock is a hard and unusual variety of Serpentine. It comes from a few small mines in Nyanga, eastern Zimbabwe, and gets its name from the black spots on a pale background. There is a sub-variety from Shamva, north of Harare, which is stronger yellow colour. This is a fairly old material which has often been used in Shona art carvings but has not been polished in a classical sense for many years. Thus is a "new" material which is back on the market! The polishing is done by expert Malagasy lapidaries in South Africa. Brand new items suitable for any retail space looking for something different.

Verdite is a light to dark green Serpentine-like mineral dating back 3500 million years ago. This beautiful green stone of Africa is also known as Budstone or African Jade. Verdite is the term used for a Fuchsite based rock discovered in South Africa. It is related with Serpentine from the eastern part of Zimbabwe and South Africa. The material has been given various common names over the past few decades and has been commonly used in Zimbabwe Shona carvings for many decades. The colours of the green are variable across pieces, with often swirling or banded complex patterns due to the colour intensity changes across pieces. Fairly soft and simple to carve.

Price is grade dependant. Items are as shown.


Product Data

Locality = Zimbabwe
Grade = Good to A Grade
Size = 79 - 98 mm | 3.1 - 3.9 inch
Net Weight = 1.8 Kg | 4.1 Lbs
Product Type = Small Batch

Weight = 1.845 kg

SKU = A106016LEO

Currently 1 in stock.

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PRODUCT INFORMATION


General Description

Leopard rock is a hard and unusual variety of Serpentine. It comes from a few small mines in Nyanga, eastern Zimbabwe, and gets its name from the black spots on a pale background. There is a sub-variety from Shamva, north of Harare, which is stronger yellow colour. This is a fairly old material which has often been used in Shona art carvings but has not been polished in a classical sense for many years. Thus is a "new" material which is back on the market! The polishing is done by expert Malagasy lapidaries in South Africa. Brand new items suitable for any retail space looking for something different.

Verdite is a light to dark green Serpentine-like mineral dating back 3500 million years ago. This beautiful green stone of Africa is also known as Budstone or African Jade. Verdite is the term used for a Fuchsite based rock discovered in South Africa. It is related with Serpentine from the eastern part of Zimbabwe and South Africa. The material has been given various common names over the past few decades and has been commonly used in Zimbabwe Shona carvings for many decades. The colours of the green are variable across pieces, with often swirling or banded complex patterns due to the colour intensity changes across pieces. Fairly soft and simple to carve.

Price is grade dependant. Items are as shown.


Product Data

Locality = Zimbabwe
Grade = Good to A Grade
Size = 79 - 98 mm | 3.1 - 3.9 inch
Net Weight = 1.8 Kg | 4.1 Lbs
Product Type = Small Batch