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Majestic Forms: Nature as Sculptor offers a collection honed by the elements and time, which the gallery describes as “often monumental in feel, sometimes fantastical in shape but always of awesome beauty”. This seems a fair description of stalactites and stalagmites which actually comprise the show. I am not sure just how you price an accident of nature, but the range is £300 to £14,000.

An interesting exhibition for a commercial gallery, but not out of place in the art world. Increasingly, I have seen sculptural fossils and other natural objects taking over whole stands at reputable antiques fairs – and why not?

They would certainly pass any vetting committee on the criteria of age and authenticity.