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In the fascinating world of Natural History, we seek to present rare and exceptional pieces, reflecting the 40 years experience of collecting outstanding aesthetic and precious specimen from all over the world - for the collector and for those who love nature. Here you will find pieces of extraordinary beauty that will be the dream of any decorator. Each piece is different and unique which will make a difference for the history and meaning that these pieces have - and this represents the essence of "One of a Kind" shop.

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Ctenocella Pectinata - Sea fan

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Ctenocella Pectinata, a captivating marine treasure native to the Indian Ocean specifically found off the shores of Broome, Northwestern Australia, exhibits an enchanting resemblance to the graceful lyre, a musical instrument. As a natural gorgonian organism, its mesmerizing form embodies the elegance of this ancient instrument.

Gorgonians, akin to corals, are fascinating creatures that thrive as sessile colonial polyps, intricately woven into a tree-like configuration. Their architectural masterpiece, a resilient yet pliable skeleton known as gorgonin, defies conventional growth patterns as it extends perpendicular to the prevailing currents. This unique orientation enables Ctenocella Pectinata to maximize its interaction with water flow, effortlessly filtering and harnessing vital nutrients without the need for sunlight-induced development. 

Giant Septarian Sphere Polished

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This beautiful big septarian sphere polished from Madagascar with contrast exterior colors.

Septarias are prehistoric marine nodules of bio sedimentary origin followed by dehydration during diagenesis, which today are found as large pebbles in clay soil. The creation of a Septarian is a succession of events along millions years, they form around a core of organic matter (plant or animal).

Sediments continue to settle on the nodule, compacting it under their weight which will flatten it and expel water, while inside micro-cracks begin to form, amplified by tectonic movements. It is in these shrinkage slots that over time dissolved minerals will crystallize.

Its name comes from the Latin "septum" which means partition, barrier, indeed, the polishing of the nodule reveals and sublimates its elegant marbling of black calcite, millions of years that offer these sumptuous minerals, each piece is unique!

Kambamba Jasper obelisk

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Kambamba Jasper obelisk, from Kambamba – Madagascar.

Spectacular green and black eyes pattern with “swirling” colours it is a very sought piece! Kambamba Jasper, also known as Kambamba Stone, Crocodile Jasper or Green Stromatolite Jasper - due to its colour and pattern - is an extremely old stone dating back to 3 billion years ago.

Nowadays it is considered a fossil classified as a stromatolite because of the fossilised algae that created this mineral.

Kambamba is a very energizing stone wich activates our root and heart chakras, achieving an emotional balance throughout the day.

Mounted in a handmade bronze base - a highly decorative piece!

Cymothoe sangaris dome

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Glass dome with three Cymothoe sangaris butterflies.

Cymothoe sangaris, the blood-red glider, is a species of butterfly from the Nymphalidae family found in Central Africa.

Septarian Sphere Polished

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This beautiful septarian sphere polished from Madagascar with contrast exterior colors.

Septarias are prehistoric marine nodules of bio sedimentary origin followed by dehydration during diagenesis, which today are found as large pebbles in clay soil. The creation of a Septarian is a succession of events along millions years, they form around a core of organic matter (plant or animal).

Sediments continue to settle on the nodule, compacting it under their weight which will flatten it and expel water, while inside micro-cracks begin to form, amplified by tectonic movements. It is in these shrinkage slots that over time dissolved minerals will crystallize.

Its name comes from the Latin "septum" which means partition, barrier, indeed, the polishing of the nodule reveals and sublimates its elegant marbling of black calcite, millions of years that offer these sumptuous minerals, each piece is unique!

Papilio ulisses dome

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Brass glass dome with two Papilio ulysses from Ceram - Moluccan Island, a superb exclusive species with bright contrast of black and deep blue.

Papilio ulysses - popularly named as Ulysses Butterfly, Blue Mountain Swallowtail, Mountain Blue or Blue Emperor - it is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family and Papilioninae subfamily, found in the Australian biogeographic region and native to the Wallacea area and the island of Nova Guinea, Bismarck archipelago and Northern Australia.

Attacus atlas frame

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Attacus atlas, the Atlas moth, is a large saturniidae moth endemic to the forests of Asia. One of the largest lepidopterans, with a wingspan measuring up to 24 cm (9.4 in).

This beautiful species came from Thailand.

Montipora sp - Poca coral

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The Montipora sp. poca coral, a captivating member of the coral family Acroporidae, is a testament to nature's artistic ingenuity. With a diverse range of growth forms, from encrusting patterns to branching structures, these corals weave an intricate tapestry beneath the waves.

Their small, delicate polyps extend from the coral's surface, creating a spectacle of movement and life. Montipora corals stand as living art pieces, showcasing the stunning beauty and complexity of the underwater world. 

From Solomon islands and mounted in a handmade brass base, it comes with the respective CITES certificate, ensuring its legal and sustainable sourcing.

Polished Labradorite

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Beautiful specimen of Labradorite, this mineral belongs to the feldspar group and the high iridescent variety is called Spectrolite.

The name came from the first findings of this elusive specimen that have been found in Labrador, Canada.

This one came from Madagascar where high quality material have been found as well!

Great energetic and healing powers are attributed to Labradorite.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony! Every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from the nature.

Coelacanth Fossil Nodule

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Coelacanth Devonian Fossil Nodule

This well-preserved specimen is a Lower Triassic (247 million years old) Coelacanth fossil from the Karoo Formation of Madagascar.

It is encapsulated within a concretion that has been meticulously split into perfect halves. While various types of fossilized fish are discovered in these nodules, Coelacanths are among the rarer specimens in the fauna. The specimen exhibits incredible detail, showcasing fins, scales, and the distinctive bony head structure.

This exceptional piece is elegantly presented in a natural marble vertical display.

Acanthoceras ammonites block

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Acanthoceras ammonites from Madagascar, a beautiful block with two achantoceras from Cenomanian (100-94 million years old), with a great shape and colors, well cleaned and prepared.

This is an extinct species of cephalopod genus, an ammonite in the family of Acanthoceratidae.

One of a Kind piece!

Polished Orthoceras slab

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Superb, unbroken slab filled with wonderful naturally occurring orthoceras fossils that was once part of the prehistoric ocean floor over 400 million years ago.

As these forms of prehistoric squid were covered in ocean sediments prior to fossilization, the majority of the creatures will be facing in the same relative position, having been lined up by currents on the sea floor prior to being buried.

The fossils are exposed and given a high polish to better view the creatures from their surrounding matrix. The slab features very high relief as well as dramatic texture and detail they had tentacles and ink sacs, much like present-day squid.

Except for belemnites, cephalopods had external shells with hollow internal chambers separated by walls called septa.

Devonian period, circa 410 million years, Anti-Atlas Mountains - Southern Morocco.

Beautiful Megalodon teeth

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Carcharocles megalodon - Neogen - Miocene, Burdigalian (15.97 - 20.44 million years) - Indonesia. A huge, extra large and superb tooth, with a wonderful colouration, as characterise the megalodon of Indonesia. Beautiful teeth with a colour very similar to those of Chile and Peru, deposits closed for a long time. These megalodons have been on the market very recently.

Aioloceras besairiei - Sliced

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Finest quality Ammonite sliced - Cristal clusters - with beautiful colors in an elegant iron stand.

Aioloceras besairiei (>140mm) Lower Cretaceous, Albian (100.5–113.0 million years), from Mahajanga , Madagascar.

This ammonite sliced in two parts has been polished for showing the breathtaking inside colors and patterns!

Copal Amber fossilized

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Madagascar Copal Amber with leaves and insects in a handmade brass base.

Amber is a substance derived from resins (Fossil Resin) of trees and plants that, buried for millions of years, underwent into a fossilization process.

These resins produced by plants acted as protection against the action of bacteria and against the attack of insects that punctured the bark until reaching the interior of the trees.

Over millions of years, amber-forming organic substances ended up forming a hardened, weather-resistant resin.

Fossil sea urchin - Pseudocidaris mammosa

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Fossil sea urchin - Pseudocidaris mammosa (AGASSIZ, 1840).

Excellent fossil of a sea urchin. The sea urchin and the spines finest details have been preserved and have been carefully arranged in position of life.

The radiolas preserve the original coloring patterns, worthy of a museum specimen!

Sea urchin with 10 cm spines, from Upper Jurassic, Kimmeridgian (152.1-157.3 million years) - France.

Displayed in a brass handmade stand. 

Natural Orthoceras slab

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Natural, unbroken slab filled with wonderful naturally occurring orthoceras fossils that was once part of the prehistoric ocean floor over 400 million years ago, in a rose marble base.

As these forms of prehistoric squid were covered in ocean sediments prior to fossilization, the majority of the creatures will be facing in the same relative position, having been lined up by currents on the sea floor prior to being buried.

The fossils are exposed in their natural surrounding matrix. The slab features normal relief as well as dramatic natural texture and detail they had tentacles and ink sacs, much like present-day squid.

Except for belemnites, cephalopods had external shells with hollow internal chambers separated by walls called septa. Devonian period, ca. 410 million years, Anti-Atlas Mountains - Southern Morocco.

Elisella sp. - Broome Sea fan

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This Elisella specimen in a red flame form is a rare species of gorgonian from Leptogorgia family, found in the coast of Broome, Northwestern Australia. 

Gorgons, like corals, are animals living in the form of sessile colonial polyps, organized in a tree structure. The general structure, a skeleton both flexible and hard, called gorgonin does not grow towards the sun - it does not require light to develop -, but perpendicular to the current, to filter a maximum of water flow.

These are beautiful colored specimens! 

Pineapple Quartz Cluster

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Quartz can be identified by its formation of crystal points covered by small terminations pointing towards the main point which, when viewed from above look like the diamond skin of a pineapple.

A mysterious crystal, it brings light into dark places and provides enlightenment and truth to the bearer. It is a high vibration crystal but its energy is very gentle perfect for purifying and re-balancing the Heart Chakra.

Milky, cool and seriously magic!

Pineapple Quartz Cluster

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Quartz can be identified by its formation of crystal points covered by small terminations pointing towards the main point which, when viewed from above look like the diamond skin of a pineapple.

A mysterious crystal, it brings light into dark places and provides enlightenment and truth to the bearer. It is a high vibration crystal but its energy is very gentle perfect for purifying and rebalancing the Heart Chakra.

Milky, cool and seriously magic.

Pineapple Quartz Cluster

Availability: 1 In Stock

Quartz can be identified by its formation of crystal points covered by small terminations pointing towards the main point which, when viewed from above look like the diamond skin of a pineapple.

A mysterious crystal, it brings light into dark places and provides enlightenment and truth to the bearer. It is a high vibration crystal but its energy is very gentle perfect for purifying and re-balancing the Heart Chakra.

Milky, cool and seriously magic!

Armadillo Basket - Victorian

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Victorian Taxidermy

Armadillos can be found in Texas, the southern United States, throughout Central America and in northern South America.

In keeping with the Victorian taste for exotic curiosities, fashionable ladies have worn these baskets on their arm and coordinated the silk lining with their outfits.

They were also used as sewing baskets from time to time.

This is a larger one, the tail forming the handle, lined with green silk fabric, Circa 1880.

Melo amphora

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Giant Baler - Melo amphora (Lightfoot, 1786) from Australia, in a black lacquered wood base.

Outstanding specimen, with great quality (F+/ F++), hard to find in this size!

Morpho hecuba dome

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A beautiful glass dome with three Morpho hecuba butterflies from Brazil.

It's the biggest of the genus, reaching 20cm.

Morpho hecuba, the Sunset butterfly, is a Neotropical butterfly belonging to the subfamily Morphinae from Nymphalidae family.

Giant Syrinx in brass base

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Syrinx aruanus is the biggest living Gastropod in the world, usually with many scars when it gets bigger.

That makes it very special and rare, with a great quality (F+/ F++),

This one comes from North Western Australia.

Outstanding decor piece in a handmade brass base. 

Palla decius & Hypolimnias dexithea dome

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Palla decius and Hypolimnias dexithea in a golden base glass dome.

Palla decius, the white-banded palla, from Congo. Hypolimnias dexithea from Madagascar.

Both belonging to the Nymphalidae family.

Superb examples of how beautiful butterflies can be.

Aioloceras besairiei

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Ammonite sliced with beautiful crystal clusters inside the chambers, from Mahajanga, Madagascar.

Displayed in a marble vertical stand, this ammonite in two parts has been polished for showing the breathtaking inside colors and patterns.

Jasper Polychrome

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Polished Jasper Polychrome with beautiful color shades, from Madagascar, in a green high gloss lacquered wood base.

Known as free-form, every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from nature.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony!

Jasper Polychrome

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Polished Jasper Polychrome with beautiful color shades, from Madagascar, mounted in a dark brass base.

Known as free-form, every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from nature.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony!

Jasper Polychrome

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Polished Jasper Polychrome with beautiful color shades, from Madagascar.

Known as free-form, every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from nature.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony!

Gigantopecten restitutensis

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An exceptional Museum Quality slab with five Gigantopecten restitutensis fossil from Vaucluse quarry in S.E. France.

Lower Miocene (Burdigalien), around 20 to 16 million years.

It is very well prepared and clean, a "one of a kind" piece!

Zebra Agate

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Big size Zebra Agate, from Madagascar, hand polished to see the beautiful colors around it.

A very wealthy piece for your home, brings you good energies, happiness and joy.

Jasper Polychrome

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Polished Jasper Polychrome with beautiful color shades, from Madagascar.

Known as free-form, every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from nature.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony!

Jasper Polychrome

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Polished Jasper Polychrome with beautiful color shades, from Madagascar.

Known as free-form, every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from nature.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony!

Papilio antenor dome

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Pharmacophagus antenor, the giant swallowtail, is a butterfly from the family Papilionidae.

As the common name implies, it is large (12 to 14cm wingspan) and endemic to Madagascar.

It is the only species in the afro-tropical genus Pharmacophagus.

Glass dome with specimen of great beauty, for your home decoration!

White Sea Shells dome

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White deep sea marine shells glass dome with beautiful species:

Argonauta argo

Fusinus colus

Xenophora pallidula

Siratus alabaster

Corculum cardissa (2)

Trisidus torquatus

Chama lazarus

Sand dollar urchin (2) 

Sea biscuit urchin. 

Great natural decor piece! 

Papilio ulysses dome

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Wood glass dome with two Papilio ulysses from Ceram - Moluccan Island, a superb exclusive species with bright contrast of black and deep blue.

Papilio ulysses - popularly named as Ulysses Butterfly, Blue Mountain Swallowtail, Mountain Blue or Blue Emperor - it is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family and Papilioninae subfamily, found in the Australian biogeographic region and native to the Wallacea area and the island of Nova Guinea, Bismarck archipelago and Northern Australia.

Argonauta hians dome

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Argonauta hians glass dome with three specimen, from South China Sea.

This small species known as Brown Paper Nautilus habits all tropical and sub tropical seas of the world.

Sea bisquit dome

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Sea biscuit glass dome - Clypeaster sp.

A big perfect and beautiful piece for a shelf decoration. These urchins are very delicate and very nice.

This one came from Florida - USA.

Polished Labradorite

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Beautiful specimen of Labradorite, this mineral belongs to the feldspar group and the high iridescent variety is called Spectrolite.

The name came from the first findings of this elusive specimen that have been found in Labrador, Canada.

This one came from Madagascar where high quality material have been found as well!

Great energetic and healing powers are attributed to Labradorite.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony! Every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from the nature.

Polished Labradorite

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Beautiful specimen of Labradorite in a brass base.

This mineral belongs to the feldspar group and the high iridescent variety is called Spectrolite.

The name came from the first findings of this elusive specimen that have been found in Labrador, Canada.

This one came from Madagascar where high quality material have been found as well!

Great energetic and healing powers are attributed to Labradorite.

Placed into a decoration it enhances harmony! Every piece is "one of a kind", polished by hand from the nature.

Tridacna gigas

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Tridacna gigas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Beautiful and very perfect resin replica in big size of this elusive piece protected nowadays.

It can be used as a decor piece, ice bucket or just for display!

Delias belladonna dome

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Glass dome with 9 Delias belladonna butterflies, these butterflies are of a great beauty, from the Himalayas to China and India to Thailand.

These ones came from Thailand.

Coral Turbinaria reniformis

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"Cup coral" Turbinaria reniformis, its skeleton forms large and horizontal white waves curled around the edges, in a conic shape.

When alive, the polyps color has a beautiful multitude of shades ranging from yellow to green.

Mounted in a high quality handmade brass base, from Solomon island.

Supplied with CITES certificate.

One of a Kind piece that makes the difference in a decor ambience.

Turbinaria Reniformis Coral

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"Cup coral" Turbinaria reniformis, its skeleton forms large and horizontal white waves curled around the edges, in a conic shape.

When alive, the polyps color has a beautiful multitude of shades ranging from yellow to green.

Mounted in a high quality handmade brass base, from Solomon island.

Supplied with CITES certificate.

One of a Kind piece that makes the difference in a decor ambience.

Aioloceras besairie

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Ammonite sliced - Cristal clusters - mounted on a handmade brass stand. 

Aioloceras besairie (>140mm) Lower Cretaceous, Albian (100.5–113.0 million years), from Mahajanga, Madagascar.

These ammonite sliced in two parts has been polished for showing the breathtaking inside colors and patterns. 

Petrified tree slice

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A slice of petrified tree, mounted on a handmade brass support. 

It comes from the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in Madagascar.

Great pattern and colours. A one of a kind piece. 

Pair of polished Haliotis fulgens

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Very decorative pair of polished of Green Abalone, Haliotis fulgens in black laquered wood pedestral.

The polished finishing enances the colours and pattern of this elusive species from Baja California. It is a shinning and colourful species with incredible mother-of-pearl variations.

Copal Amber fossilized

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Madagascar Copal Amber with leaves and insects

Amber is a substance derived from resins (Fossil Resin) of trees and plants that, buried for millions of years, underwent into a fossilization process.

These resins produced by plants acted as protection against the action of bacteria and against the attack of insects that punctured the bark until reaching the interior of the trees.

Over millions of years, amber-forming organic substances ended up forming a hardened, weather-resistant resin.

Twin Gypsum crystal

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Twin Gypsum crystals mounted in handmade brass base.

From Caresse, France - this is a sulfate mineral that contains selenium, transparent. It has perfect and easy cleavage in three directions and, depending on its orientation, a tenacity that can make it either bendable or breakable. It’s both water soluble and very heat sensitive.

A great piece for decor or collection!

Twin Gypsum crystal

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Twin Gypsum crystals mounted in handmade brass base.

From Caresse, France - this is a sulfate mineral that contains selenium, transparent. It has perfect and easy cleavage in three directions and, depending on its orientation, a tenacity that can make it either bendable or breakable. It’s both water soluble and very heat sensitive.

A great piece for decor or collection!

Neptun Cap coral - Halomitra pileus

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A superb specimen of Halomitra pileus, from Solomon island.

These corals are not attached to the rocks or other corals, they live free on the bottom, and usually in the shape of a helmet, but also sometimes with a flattened round shape.

Mounted in a beautiful handmade brass base, it is a high decorative piece! 

Supplied with CITES certificate.

Five Coleoptera frame

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A beautiful group of Coleoptera framed in a lacquered black wood frame.

From up left to right we have Paraleprodera festiva from Thailand, Pavieia superba from Thailand, in the middle Xystrocera festiva from Thailand, Polybothris sumptuosa gemma from Madagascar and Lampropepla rothschildi from Madagascar.

A One of Kind piece of uncommom insects in very high quality specimen.

Huge Megalodon teeth

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Carcharocles megalodon - Neogen - Miocene, Burdigalian (15.97 - 20.44 million years) - Indonesia. A huge, extra large and superb tooth, with a wonderful colouration, as characterise the megalodon of Indonesia. Beautiful teeth with a colour very similar to those of Chile and Peru, deposits closed for a long time. These megalodons have been on the market very recently.

Butterflies from Peru dome

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Red and black butterflies from Peru glass dome.

Composed by 3 Heliconius doris, 3 Adelpha lara, 3 Pereute callinira, 2 Heurytides hormodius and 2 Amarriate amathea.

Beautifully mounted in a Red Moor wood piece, previously treated and harmless, for the security and prevention of any bacterial problem.

A true One of a Kind piece.

Beautiful Megalodon teeth

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Carcharocles megalodon - Neogen - Miocene, Burdigalian (15.97 - 20.44 million years) - Indonesia. A huge, extra large and superb tooth, with a wonderful colouration, as characterise the megalodon of Indonesia. Beautiful teeth with a colour very similar to those of Chile and Peru, deposits closed for a long time. These megalodons have been on the market very recently.

Haliotis table tray

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Table tray made with four Haliotis rufescens, mounted shamrock-shaped in a handmade brass base with Victorian look.

A unique piece to use in a luxury table ideal for dried fruit or chocolate and sweets.

The Haliotis came from California coast  - USA.

Beautiful Megalodon teeth

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Carcharocles megalodon - Neogen - Miocene, Burdigalian (15.97 - 20.44 million years) - Indonesia.

A large and superb tooth, with a wonderful colouration, as characterise the megalodon of Indonesia. 

Argema mittrei and Actias selene dome

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Glass dome with giant moth, from Thailand.

Male and female of Argema mittrei known as Comet moth or Madagascan moon moth, is a huge beautiful dark yellow moth, seldom seen in this quality.

Male and female of Actias selene known as Indian moon moth or Indian luna moth, is a species of saturniid moth from Asia.

This species is popular among amateur entomologists. They fly mainly at night.

Cleoniceras besairiei iridescent

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This beautiful ammonite is a Jurassic Cleoniceras from Madagascar that preserves part of the original mother-of-pearl iridescent shell.

The Ammonite doesn't have any gluing work, the fracture lines on the shell are internal and do not affect the integrity of the fossil.

Marine life dome

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A beautiful glass dome with small Gorgonia from de Indo-Pacific, 3 corals Montipora sp., 6 Conus betulinus and 3 Conus figulinus all from Philippines.

Combined shapes and colours make this glass dome a beautiful decor piece.