A gogotte is a million years old naturally shaped mineral concretion formed of tiny quartz fragments held together by calcium carbonate. Principally found in Fontainebleau, France, these mother-nature made sculptures have inspired artists from Jean Arp, Henry Moore, and Louise Bourgeois. Louis XIV favored them and they have been exhibited at Versailles since the late 17thC.
As with clouds, these forms can be interpretive——here I see a toddler, wearing a cap and giving a wave. Gogottes of this size that are complete (not broken off from a larger unit) are hard to find.
Particularly grand gogottes can be found at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C., The Royal Ontario Museum, and The Natural History Museum in London.
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Condition for each: Excellent with custom bases included.
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|Dealer||STEVEN S. POWERS|
|Date:||Oligocene epoch (33.9 million to 23 million years old)|
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