Amethyst "flower" w/ Calcite (RARE style)

Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 8.1 x 4.7 cm
Start Time: 11/17/2022 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/26/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $191

Item Description

A RARE, striking 3-dimensional amethyst "flower" small cabinet from recent finds at the famous deposits at Irai. Most such specimens from here are nearly flat or are gently concave. The central section is dramatically vertical and nicely accented with glassy, tabular calcite crystals, to 1.3 cm. The bit of attached matrix adds character and some of the matrix caused the vertical section of the flower. The amethyst "petals" are glassy and lustrous, with attractive blush-purple cores and near-colorless tips. One spot of bruising on the radial portion of the flower and a bit of bruising on the vertical section are noted, but are certainly only modest detractions to this RARE style amethyst "flower" with calcite from Irai. These are often valued quite highly when complete and aesthetic, as clusters are rare, and we have seen similar pieces at shows for $750-1500

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$191 11/26/2022 5:48:18 pm (CST)
$181 11/26/2022 5:48:18 pm (CST)
$160 11/26/2022 5:48:02 pm (CST)
$150 11/26/2022 5:48:02 pm (CST)
$140 11/26/2022 9:03:59 am (CST)
$130 11/26/2022 9:03:58 am (CST)
$120 11/25/2022 11:30:02 pm (CST)
$110 11/25/2022 11:30:01 pm (CST)
$100 11/25/2022 7:44:21 pm (CST)
$90 11/24/2022 6:01:03 pm (CST)
$80 11/19/2022 2:58:54 am (CST)
$75 11/19/2022 2:58:54 am (CST)
$70 11/19/2022 2:58:41 am (CST)
$60 11/19/2022 2:58:41 am (CST)
$50 11/18/2022 11:22:30 pm (CST)
$45 11/18/2022 11:22:30 pm (CST)
$10 11/18/2022 9:56:08 pm (CST)