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3 In the beginning… GALLERY

4 with earth’s creation… from our galaxy…

5 the earth was formed.

6 Over millions of years the landscape changed…

7 they left their mark…

8 fossils were created…

9 and discovery gave them to you.

10 OUR HISTORY Terradon, where the worlds of nature, history and art converge to offer you some of the finest fossil based interior design solutions ever seen. Every piece unique, from the minute to the monumental, Terradon either has, or can find, the object you need. With ages from 50 to 500 million years, stunning designs and certified provenance, nothing comes close to this awesome collection. For fossil-based fine art and design solutions there is no finer collection than that found at Terradon Wonderful petrified wood, large polished ammonites, ancient fossil fish, and trilobites dating back to the abyssal plains of early seas, are all part of the exquisitely presented unique range of Terradon. Then there are individually crafted free-standing fossil artworks to grace settings from the grand to the intimate. Stone Masons work fossil rich limestone into stunning vases, bookends and amazing tables, to complement the majesty of the material with magnificent simplicity of design. Most Terradon products are packaged in straw within hand-made timber cases or boxes to both protect and display the rare piece purchased Each piece is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity. We use an expert from The Royal Holloway College Paleontology to authenticate major pieces by electron microscope scanning or micro paleontology (the study of minute fossils) dating the pieces from known periods of time. Millions of years Time Line TriassicJurassicCretaciousaTertiaryDevonian home

11 Gallery Limestone TableThe Seabed CollectionThe Orthoceras Collection Pictures Vases Plaque Picture SelectionPicture Selection 2Rare Find Certificate of Authenticity home

12 Orthoceras Collection << gallery >details >>

13 Seabed Collection << gallery >details>>

14 Limestone Table << gallery >details>>

15 Pictures ~ Ammonites << gallery >details>>

16 Vases << gallery >details>> Click here for close-up

17 Plaque << gallery >details>> Click here for close-up

18 Picture Selection << gallery >details>>

19 Picture Selection 2 << gallery >details>>

20 Orthomega << gallery >details>> Click here for close-up

21 Orthoceras Collection << gallery Picture 1 Code:KKC2ORL Age:360 million Size:27cm Weight:1kg Origin:North Africa Picture 2 Code:KKC2OR Age:360 million Size:27cm Weight:1kg Origin:North Africa Picture 3 Code:KKC2ORB Age:360 million Size:27cm Weight:1kg Origin:North Africa It’s the perfect fusion of design and material, producing a stunning effect, objects that grace and enhance in the private residence or the public space. Extremely artistic and modern looking examples of fossilised early seabed creatures in a wide variety of sizes. Hand-polished to highlight the spectacular structure of amazing fossils. You can see the individual flotation chambers (septums) and can easily imagine their full shape, although the soft flowing body and tentacles have long since gone. These truly astonishing examples of early history go back at least 360 million years and show fantastic examples of early predatory marine molluscs and free swimming nautiloids that were so prolific in the early Ordovian period, before inhabited land Orthoceras Artists Impression

22 Seabed Collection << gallery 1. Fossilstone Vertebrae Shaped Vase Code:FSVV Age:40 million years Size:30 x 10 cm Weight:2 kg Origin:Asia 2. Fossilstone Barrel Shaped Vase Code:FSBB Age:40 million years Size:30cm Weight:2kg Origin:Asia 3. Fossilstone Bowl Code:ON75 Age:40 million years Size:23cm Weight:2kg Origin:Asia 4. Large Fossilstone Pestle & Mortar with turned lip and base Code:FSLPM Age:40 million years Size:15 x 15 cm Weight:2kg Origin:Asia 5. Small Fossilstone Pestle & Mortar Code:FSSPM Age:40 million years Size:90cm Weight:1kg Origin:Asia 6. Weighty Fossilstone Polished Bookends Code:FSBE Age:40 million years Size:25 x 30 cm each Weight:4kg Origin:Asia This fabulous range is extremely versatile and will complement both home and office in either contemporary or antique settings. Part of an ever increasing collectable range of useable fossil art

23 Limestone Table << gallery Code:WST90 Age:60 million Size:1 metre Weight:40kg Origin:Asia A piece of stone masonry breathtaking in the simplicity of its lines and the quality of finish. Each example produced to our order, individually or as sets, these tables are timeless lifelong purchases, just as at home in the lobby of a grand hotel as in a modern flat. Made from a unique vein of amazing naturally occurring wood-like patternated limestone, often infused with calcite crystals or other semi-precious minerals when the rock was formed under immense pressure millions of years ago. NOTE: Limited availability. Commissions take weeks

24 Pictures ~ Ammonites << gallery Picture 1 Large ammonite Code:KKC3AMDT Age:120 million years Size:600 x 750 cm Weight:5kg Origin:Madagasca Picture 2 Large Ammonite Code:KKC2AMPT Age:120 million years Size:600 x 750 cm Weight:5kg Origin:Madagascar Wonderful colouration and patination ensure that no two pictures are the same. Each picture is authenticated as genuine and a unique artifact in its own right. We accept commissions and can produce themed sets to enhance your design ideas. Please ask if this service is required. Framed and mounted in Britain to our design using selected high quality fossils, these exceptionally large pictures would be suitable for both spectacular displays in the office or home. Incredible mineralisation has taken place in the original septum chambers of this nautiloid offering the stunning colours of crystalisation. Mounts have been carefully selected to enhance these beautiful natural colours

25 Vases << gallery Code:FS36V Age:40 million years Size:80cm Weight:20-kg Origin:Asia Commissioned BY AND SPECIALLY IMPORTED FOR Terradon, these beautifully crafted limestone vases have fantastic colouration and a rich in brachiopods (ancient seabed fossils dating back some 60 million years). Individually hand made stone vases of massive weight, which are at home in a contemporary setting or complementing antiques with a variety of furniture. Click on the eyeglass icon in The Gallery to reveal a close-up of the brachiopods and diatoms which make up some of the many species contained in limestone. Please note that we can produce specific designs to order to suit your specific project.

26 Plaque << gallery Code:ORTHSCM Age:40 million years Size:35cm (approx) Weight:5kg (approx) Origin:North Africa Code:ORTHSCL Age:40 million years Size:50cm (approx) Weight:19kg (approx) Origin:North Africa An extremely artistic and modern piece of fossilised early seabed. Hand polished to highlight the spectacular structure of fantastically old fossils. These orthoceras ancient seabed plaques are at least 360 million years old and show fantastic examples of early predatory marine molluscs. You can see the individual flotation chambers and easily imagine their full shape, although the soft flowing body has long since gone. We hold some of the largest examples in the world, ideal for public spaces and can commission plaques in shapes and sizes to suit your requirements. Code:ORTHSCXL Age:40 million years Size:1 metre (approx) Weight:35kg (approx) Origin:North Africa

27 Picture Selection << gallery 1. A great cross section of part of the earths history of fossils in one frame, spanning over 340 million years. Code:KKMISC6 Age: million years Size:900 x 170 cm Weight:4kg This range of our finest smaller fossils includes a selection of the following: Fossil Sharks Teeth:110 million years Peruvian Ammonite:280 million years Fossil Wood Section:60 million years Orthoceras:360 million years Ammonite:120 million years X Trilobite:400 million years 2. and 3. Large ammonite pictures These beautifully framed pictures have our finest specimens of polished ammonites revealing wonderfully coloured minerals and crystals formed in the cavities of these world famous sea creatures Code:KKAH020 Age:120 million years Size:600 x 750 cm Weight:5kg Framed and mounted in Britain to our design using selected high quality fossils. These exceptionally large pictures would be suitable for both spectacular displays in the office or home. Incredible mineralisation has taken place in the original septum chambers of this nautiloid using stunning colours of crystalisation. Mounts have been carefully selected to enhance the beautiful natural colours

28 Picture Selection 2 << gallery 1. Highly Collectable Orthoceras Code:KKPP2000 Age:360 million years Size: cm Origin:Africa 2. Highly Detailed Fossil Fish on Matrix Code:KKFP200F Age:50 million years Size:10 cm Origin:America 3. Stunning Ammonite Code:KKPP2100A Age:120 million years Size: cm Origin:Africa Created to our design using selected high-quality fossils, chosen for the spectacular mineralisation which has taken place in the original septum chambers of this nautiloid, offering stunning natural colours and impact. Mounts have been carefully matched to enhance the beautiful natural colours

29 Orthomega << gallery STOP PRESS - RARE FIND Extremely rare, one metre long, multi-coloured, naturally occurring giant orthoceras. One pair available only, complete with matrix stone and hand carved bases Age:370 million years Size:1 metre Weight:20 kg Origin:Atlas Mountains Discovered in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, these spectacular ancient sea creatures seldom grew to this amazing length (1.5 metres high). Painstakingly chiseled out of bedrock and highly polished by skilled craftsmen, these two unique examples of fossil art are the only known pair. These giant centre pieces would be fantastic complementary fossil sculptures to adorn any Board Room or hotel reception and would be equally at home in a designer studio flat. We are unlikely to see either the same size or quality of example again and we are offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase one of the finest pieces of Earth’s history.

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33 << gallery Certificate of Authenticity Fossilisation is an extremely slow process, occurring when organic minerals like bone and wood are transformed into inorganic material, predominantly silica (quartz). It is only through fossilisation that we are allowed a glimpse at life as it was at least 20 million years before mankind and our predecessors lived. Conditions must be right and, when they are, a perfect facsimile of the skeleton is preserved, usually within sedimentary rock. The rock then protects and preserves the fossil through almost unimaginable time. A small time capsule, unchanged as the world around it continues to evolve. This Terradon piece you have purchased had already been underground for millions of years by the time the first pyramids were being constructed. Skilled craftsmen carefully removed this fossil stone from the rock strata without causing environmental damage. Your piece was then crafted from the raw, fossil stone, authenticated and exclusively presented. Nature ensures that no two Terradon pieces are identical and they are all quality checked and individually certified unique by an expert. Large high definition examples of such fine quality are incredibly rare and the limited supply of suitable examples means your Terradon piece is one of few that will ever be produced. You have purchased a genuine and unique certified fossil piece, beautifully crafted to be practical and enduringly treasured for lifetimes to come. John G. Gahan BSc Hons, PGCE, FGS University of Surrey Authenticity Number: 098 Year Guide: 120 million years Species: Ammonite Sub Species

34 Unit 2 The Reeds Reeds Road Frensham Surrey, GU10 3BP Contact us…. home

35 So what did they look like…. an artistic impression Ammonites - Cretaceous Period - circa 120 million years Next

36 So what did they look like…. an artistic impression Landscape - Silurian Period - circa 430 million years Next

37 So what did they look like…. an artistic impression Orthoceras - Devonian Period - circa 360 million years home


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