Large Malachite (rare style - superb)

Tonglushan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
16.3 x 7.7 x 4.7 cm
Start Time: 08/08/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/16/2019 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $782

Item Description

A spectacular and rare large malachite specimen from this ancient and still active mine, where the Chinese Bronze Age started around 2500 years ago. The stunning tapered stalactites resemble artillery shells and are dramatically set on the sculptural plate amongst the very 3-dimensional bubbly botryoids. The smooth faces, unlike those from most African malachites, fine lustre and rich green color add much pizzazz to this exceptional malachite. The form of this very uncommon piece is superlative. Valued at $2000-plus. Quite different from Congo material, in person, and from one of the oldest copper mining locations on earth, still going after 3500 years!.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
ashiswhite $782 08/16/2019 6:24:13 pm (CDT)
gurkan $535 08/16/2019 5:40:59 pm (CDT)
jisup $510 08/16/2019 5:08:27 pm (CDT)
jisup $510 08/16/2019 5:08:25 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $481 08/16/2019 5:07:35 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $481 08/16/2019 5:07:27 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $481 08/16/2019 5:07:34 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $481 08/16/2019 5:07:33 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $481 08/16/2019 5:07:31 pm (CDT)
jisup $471 08/16/2019 5:07:26 pm (CDT)
jisup $471 08/16/2019 5:07:30 pm (CDT)
jisup $471 08/16/2019 5:07:32 pm (CDT)
jisup $471 08/16/2019 5:07:34 pm (CDT)
jisup $471 08/16/2019 5:07:32 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:05:57 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:05:59 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:02 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:04 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:06 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:07 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:08 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:10 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:12 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:13 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:14 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:16 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:20 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:22 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $461 08/16/2019 5:06:01 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:05 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:15 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:19 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:12 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:11 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:11 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:09 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:07 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:05 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:04 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:01 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:21 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:06:00 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:05:55 pm (CDT)
jisup $451 08/16/2019 5:05:58 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $441 08/16/2019 5:05:09 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $441 08/16/2019 5:05:12 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $441 08/16/2019 5:05:14 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $441 08/16/2019 5:05:11 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $441 08/16/2019 5:05:04 pm (CDT)
jisup $431 08/16/2019 5:05:10 pm (CDT)
jisup $431 08/16/2019 5:05:03 pm (CDT)
jisup $431 08/16/2019 5:05:11 pm (CDT)
jisup $431 08/16/2019 5:05:13 pm (CDT)
jisup $431 08/16/2019 5:05:08 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $421 08/16/2019 4:55:27 pm (CDT)
jisup $411 08/16/2019 4:43:47 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $401 08/16/2019 2:38:24 pm (CDT)
eoadave $399 08/16/2019 2:38:23 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $367 08/16/2019 1:59:04 pm (CDT)
miraclebear2003 $357 08/16/2019 1:59:03 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $347 08/16/2019 1:58:48 pm (CDT)
miraclebear2003 $337 08/16/2019 1:58:47 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $327 08/15/2019 9:09:33 pm (CDT)
ashiswhite $317 08/15/2019 11:32:20 am (CDT)
oldrock $307 08/13/2019 4:12:56 pm (CDT)
i like rocks $300 08/13/2019 4:12:55 pm (CDT)
oldrock $261 08/11/2019 11:58:40 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $251 08/11/2019 7:36:17 pm (CDT)
clmeyer $250 08/11/2019 7:36:15 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $225 08/11/2019 12:55:45 pm (CDT)
jaymfriedman $211 08/11/2019 12:54:54 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $201 08/11/2019 12:54:53 pm (CDT)
jaymfriedman $111 08/11/2019 12:54:27 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $101 08/11/2019 12:54:26 pm (CDT)
jaymfriedman $20 08/10/2019 5:26:05 pm (CDT)
allforrace $15 08/10/2019 5:26:03 pm (CDT)
jaymfriedman $10 08/09/2019 3:23:42 pm (CDT)