Cuprite with Quartz - circa 1894

Wheal Muttrall, Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, UK
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.2 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 01/19/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/26/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $277

Item Description

Pieces from Cornwall, England aren't common and this is a good specimen of Cuprite and Quartz from Wheal Muttrall. The black-red Cuprite crystals average 6 mm in size and are dominated by sharp, octahedral forms and clustered amongst themselves and together with the contrasting white subhedral Quartz. Backlighting reveals the rich wine red color of the Cuprite! This piece was almost certainly collected in the early to mid-1800s as it has a very old hand-written label attached to the bottom dated 1894 and noting provenance from the previous collection of Knobelsdorff with two "f"s , possibly same-named Prussian ambassador in Istanbul, at the same rough time, the Colonel Baron Friedrich von Knobelsdorff or one of his family.

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$277 01/26/2023 6:50:01 pm (CST)
$267 01/26/2023 6:50:00 pm (CST)
$266 01/26/2023 6:49:04 pm (CST)
$256 01/26/2023 6:49:04 pm (CST)
$245 01/26/2023 6:44:49 pm (CST)
$235 01/26/2023 6:44:32 pm (CST)
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$218 01/26/2023 6:43:53 pm (CST)
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$200 01/26/2023 6:38:31 pm (CST)
$190 01/26/2023 6:38:31 pm (CST)
$186 01/26/2023 6:36:42 pm (CST)
$176 01/26/2023 6:36:42 pm (CST)
$160 01/26/2023 6:33:21 pm (CST)
$150 01/26/2023 6:29:54 pm (CST)
$140 01/26/2023 6:29:54 pm (CST)
$130 01/26/2023 6:29:05 pm (CST)
$120 01/26/2023 6:17:27 pm (CST)
$110 01/20/2023 4:17:41 pm (CST)
$100 * 01/20/2023 4:17:22 pm (CST)
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$60 01/20/2023 4:17:04 pm (CST)
$50 01/20/2023 4:17:04 pm (CST)
$15 01/20/2023 1:26:59 pm (CST)
$10 01/19/2023 9:16:27 pm (CST)
* 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.