Capsule I, 2016

Hand-carved Californian grey porphyry

This rare grey porphyry is from a now hidden locality in Southern California. There is said to be no more extractable since a motorway was built over the site. This kind of porphyry is sometimes known as ‘Chinese Writing Stone’.

Height 7cm (2 3/4")
Diameter 6.5cm (2 1/2")


Private Collection, Germany, 2021



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