Floater Azurite ball (Harvard & Dick Jones Coll.)

Chessy, Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm
Start Time: 02/06/2009 8:20:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/26/2009 8:15:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A showy, old-time and classic, bladed azurite "ball" from the famous mines at Chessy, France. This EXCELLENT piece is a PRISTINE, FLOATER. SELDOM are floater balls available in this quality. The ancient Chessy mines were closed by the end of the 19th century and this is a fine example of a classic form and species. Ex Harvard and Dick Jones Collections.

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