Calcite (fluorescent) and Celadonite

Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 7.5 x 2.6 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $576
Winning Bidder: jabaco

Item Description

Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil is renowned for its engaging Calcite specimens. Irai is best-known for Calcites that are tapered and elongated, but there also attractive crystals such as those on this small cabinet piece. Ranging up to 9 mm, these satiny rhombs are gemmy and lustrous, and they are densely clustered in stalactitic, multi-direction arms. The reverse side is completely covered with green Celadonite. On close examination the two species are somewhat intergrown, so I can only assume the growth was surprisingly contemporaneous. The piece is in superb condition, and the fluorescence of the Calcites is an excellent, rich, pinkish-orange. A distinctive, aesthetic specimen that well-represents the locality. Previously in the extensive personal collection of Wendy & Frank Melanson, the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt, and W & A Cook. Really unusual specimen!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
jabaco $576 05/19/2022 6:21:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $551 05/19/2022 5:56:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $526 05/19/2022 5:56:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $507 05/19/2022 5:56:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $497 05/19/2022 11:25:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $490 05/19/2022 11:25:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $480 05/19/2022 11:24:52 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $470 05/19/2022 11:24:52 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $460 05/19/2022 6:40:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $450 05/19/2022 6:40:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $409 05/18/2022 10:14:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $399 05/18/2022 10:14:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $353 05/14/2022 3:06:58 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $343 05/14/2022 12:08:11 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $333 05/14/2022 12:07:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $333 05/14/2022 12:07:53 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 05/13/2022 5:25:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 05/13/2022 5:25:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $180 05/13/2022 5:25:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $170 05/13/2022 5:25:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 05/13/2022 5:24:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 05/13/2022 5:24:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/13/2022 12:57:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/13/2022 12:55:37 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.