Aragonite is a carbonate mineral likened to a bouquet of explosions of fireworks or flowers. It is an interesting and attractive mineral which forms interesting habits and can have a soft pretty colour. Its modes of formation and relationship to calcite are both curious and intriguing. The current lot is a very good and exemplary concretion.
It is in overall good condition with only some insignificant losses to the protrusions which are typical for its type. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."