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Three soapstone nuclei

Date: 1957-1977
Overall: 10 x 16 x 12 mm, 1.78 g
Medium: Soapstone
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the George Family and Adrian Jackson
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Nuclei
Object No: 00042871

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    HistoryA plush lined display case containing assorted nuclei, half pearls, including 9 cruciform blisters, and assorted implements used for seeding and measuring pearls - no. 3 may be a William Saville-Kent wire. The tools have not been used, need to be bent up to shape - one blister has a nut and bolt - similar to S-K technique of attaching nucleus - some sphericals gone wrong, some good samples, a box of delaminated ones - No. 12 is possibly unique, P. penguin. Information given by Nick George.
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    Collection title: Denis George Collection

    Assigned title: Three soapstone nuclei

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