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Size: 20cm high, 21cm wide, 8cm deep – 8 ins high, 8¼ ins wide, 3 ins deep
Jet is formed of fossilised wood originating in conifer forests that existed 170 million years ago. Jet comes from the ancestor of the Chilean Araucaria pine that grows on the slopes of the Andes, known in Britain since 1834, when a specimen was planted in Cornwall, as the 'monkey puzzle' tree.