gem Fluorite xls w/ phantoms ex Lemanski Coll.

Xianghualing Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 7.0 x 6.7 cm
Start Time: 05/01/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/06/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $151
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Beautiful gem, glassy mint-green fluorite cubes have striking cubic phantoms and stunning, contrasting off-white "garden features" on the matrix. These fabulous cubes, dominated by the impressive pristine, 2.7 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm crystal, rest on an earlier generation of smaller, less richly colored, but similar fluorite cubes. The two fluorite generations dramatically cover three sides of the sculptural mounded small cabinet matrix. One large cube is cleaved and a bit of scattered bruising is noted, but are certainly only modest detractions. Ex Chet Lemanski Collection and acquired in 2001. This remains a classic, sculptural and beautiful example of this fluorite style from the famous Xianghualing Mine, of the older style from the late 1990s. Rich purple fluorescence.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder * $151 05/06/2021 5:28:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $151 05/06/2021 5:28:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $136 05/06/2021 5:15:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $131 05/06/2021 5:15:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $125 05/06/2021 12:19:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $115 05/06/2021 12:19:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 05/06/2021 10:45:44 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 05/06/2021 10:45:44 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $74 05/04/2021 5:01:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $64 05/03/2021 11:18:19 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $54 05/03/2021 10:54:52 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $52 05/03/2021 10:54:52 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $44 05/03/2021 10:39:26 am (CDT)
duncangb $39 05/03/2021 10:39:26 am (CDT)
duncangb $10 05/03/2021 10:24:05 am (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.