Fossil Stoneware

                              

 

 

 

     

Platters Book Ends

Fossil Stoneware Serving Platters:

These platters come from the Sahara Desert in Morocco that was a seafloor some 450 million year ago. This very hard limestone was laid down over millions of years and is particularly rich in ammonites and Orthoceras (long shelled cephalopods related to nautiloids). Tremendous labor was required to cut these out of solid rock, grind them to shape, and polished them to a glassine finish. Look all you want but, at 20 by 12 inches, you won't find any as large, nor with quality as fine. Most of the Atlas Mountain stoneware is black, but these are an earthtone brown. These platters work well to adorn a dinner table, fireplace mantel, or hung on the wall, or any of a number decorative uses. Actual item is pictured - each is one-of-a kind.

Fossil Stoneware Serving Platter
Fossil Stoneware Platter with Ammonites and Orthoceras

Fossil Stoneware Platter with Ammonites and Orthoceras
Devonian
Sahara Desert, Morocco

Code SWPLT11 - $175

Fossil Stoneware Platter with Ammonites and Orthoceras
Devonian
Sahara Desert, Morocco

Code SWPLT12 - $175

Fossil Stoneware Platter with Ammonites and Orthoceras
Devonian
Sahara Desert, Morocco

Code SWPLT15 - $175

Fossil Stoneware Platter with Ammonites and Orthoceras
Devonian
Sahara Desert, Morocco

Code SWPLT16 - $175

Fossil Stoneware Platter with Ammonites and Orthoceras
Devonian
Sahara Desert, Morocco

Code SWPLT17 - $175

Fossil Stoneware Platter with Ammonites and Orthoceras
Devonian
Sahara Desert, Morocco

Code SWPLT18 - $175

Fossil Stoneware Book Ends:

These book ends come from the Saraha Desert in Morocco that was a seafloor some 450 million year ago. This very hard limestone was laid down over millions of years and is particularly rich in ammonites and Orthoceras (long shelled cephalopods related to nautiloids). Tremendous labor was required to cut these out of solid rock, grind them to shape, and polished them to a glassine finish. Each pair weighs some 6.2 pounds, and each end stands some 7 inches high, on a firm base measuring about 3.5 by 2.5 inches. Actual item is pictured - each is one-of-a kind.

Fossil Stoneware Book Ends with Ammonites and Orthoceras
Orthoceras Bookends
   

Fossil Stoneware Book Ends with Ammonites and Orthoceras
Devonian
Sahara Desert, Morocco

Code SWBE11 - Sold