This absolutely magnificent one off fossil would make a stunning acquisition for a top interior designer! Many painstaking hours have gone into this wonderful decorative item by Andy Cowap. The ammonite has been preserved in solid yellow and brown calcite and has an immaculate centre. The ammonite has been prepared both sides and the matrix has been sculptured around the shell for maximum effect. When a light source is at the rear of the ammonite it glows an intense yellow which is really stunning and very aesthetic. High quality Asteroceras such as this specimen are becoming increasingly scarse from this world famous fossil locality. This fossil was collected in 2003 and contained within a small nodule. Fossils Direct are constantly sourcing new and unusual specimens from around the United Kingdom to bring to our customers old and new. Approximately 200 million years old.
Inside this Nautilus living chamber has been preservedfive Xipheroceras cf planicosta, the largest measuring 42mm. Also preserved is a Promicroceras cf precompressum and the keel of an Asteroceras sp. The only reason these ammonites have survived fossilisation is due to the protection of the Nautilus chamber then being gradually filled in by soft sediment.Some of these ammonites still have their original shell, preserved as a white film. Weeks of intense prospecting around this area only produced this beautiful multi specimen which was at the bottom of a river bed. Any serious collector of Liassic ammonites would appreciate just how rare this specimen is and almost certainly a complete one off!! Approximately 200 million years old.
Jurassic, Lower Lias, Obtusum Zone
Size of nautilus body chamber 240mm x165mm x 125mm
From an old Victorian collection comes this very rare plant seed from the world famous Stonesfield Slate Beds. Stonesfield slate is famous for its early Dinosaurs as well as Flying Reptiles and other creatures which can be found in most museums throughout the world. It is highly unlikely that a specimen like this will be seen for open sale for a long time.