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    Sale 1209

    Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé

    23 - 25 February 2009, Paris

  • Lot 258

    GROUPE DE PYRITES

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    Estimate

    GROUPE DE PYRITES
    25 x 30 cm. (10 x 11½ in.)


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    Son éclat métallique d'un jaune froid, semblable à celui du laiton, lui vaudra parfois d'être nommé or des fous.
    Son nom est dérivé du grec pyr "feu", du fait qu'elle émet des étincelles quand on la frotte contre du fer

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    Post Lot Text

    A CLUSTER OF PYRITE CRYSTALS

    Owing to its brassy yellow, metallic appearance, pyrite is sometimes referred to as "Fool's Gold"

    Its name derived from the Greek for "fire" due to the sparks that result when pyrite is struck against iron