Cinnabar and Calcite ex Fioravanti Coll

Almaden, Almaden District, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 6.3 x 6.2 cm
Start Time: 02/25/2021 4:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $528
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

An important old rarity, notable for the quality of the display face and the crystal richness. Lustrous, silvery blood-red Cinnabar crystals to 1.2 cm richly adorn the Calcite-coated Cinnabar matrix. The ancient mercury mines at Almaden have been in production since the Roman Age, 2000 years ago. This is a showy, old-time, rich and hefty cinnabar on mercury ore specimen from this historic district. Classic and excellent material, it is rarely seen as anything but smears on a rock in today's market. Purchased in Almaden in 1972. Ex Dr Giancarlo Fioravanti Collection, one of the great modern collections of Italy until now. valued $1500-$1800

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $528 03/04/2021 5:17:00 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $503 03/04/2021 5:17:00 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $455 03/04/2021 5:16:47 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $445 03/04/2021 5:16:46 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $375 03/04/2021 5:16:37 pm (CST)
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Private Bidder $280 03/04/2021 4:29:53 pm (CST)
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Private Bidder $110 02/26/2021 4:13:54 pm (CST)
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Private Bidder $10 02/25/2021 8:29:46 pm (CST)