Corundum var. Sapphire Trapiche (cabochon)

Thabeikkyin, Thabeikkyin Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 2.1 x 0.8 cm
Start Time: 05/06/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/13/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $210
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Another unique offering in this lot from the Larson Collection is this striking Trapiche Corundum crystal that's fashioned into a doubly polished cabochon, rounded on each end. The radial arms of the Trapiche "star" alternate between, rich, translucent, navy blue rays and variegated light blue to almost silvery, off-white rays for stunning effect! This perfectly polished lapidation has a mass of 14 grams. Trapiche sapphires are incredibly rare in nature and show these characteristic spokes radiating out from the center. This is a major lapidary object, for what it is.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $210 05/13/2021 4:36:09 pm (CDT)
tapio $200 05/13/2021 4:36:09 pm (CDT)
tapio $185 05/13/2021 4:35:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $175 05/13/2021 4:35:58 pm (CDT)
tapio $149 05/09/2021 6:34:16 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $139 05/09/2021 6:34:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 05/08/2021 3:14:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 05/08/2021 3:14:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/07/2021 11:38:21 pm (CDT)