Malachite & Azurite (classic old Bisbee) Chet Lemanski Coll.

Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
Cabinet, 12.2 x 7.8 x 5.0 cm
Start Time: 09/09/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/16/2021 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $575
Winning Bidder: andrew_rocks

Item Description

An old-time classic, dramatic and colorful large malachite and azurite combination from renowned Bisbee. The striking, sculptural curved vug hosts malachite, azurite and malachite pseudomorphs after azurite. The vug was first lined with smooth banded bubbly botryoids visible along one edge. Rich blue bladed azurite coated most of the malachite botryoids next, highlighted by the impressive and colorful elongated cluster along one edge. Finally a second malachite generation preferentially pseudomorphed many of the bladed azurite clusters, particularly in the middle of the piece. Very interesting chemistry here. Comes with a label with a April,1952 date, but a specimen of this quality could be certainly much older, perhaps dating to prior to World War I. Ex Chet Lemanski Collection and acquired in 1985. Valued at $2000. A classic, artistic and outstanding large old-time Bisbee malachite and azurite.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
andrew_rocks $575 09/16/2021 6:26:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $550 09/16/2021 6:26:29 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $460 09/16/2021 6:22:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $450 09/16/2021 6:22:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $360 09/14/2021 8:06:02 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $350 09/14/2021 8:06:02 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $287 09/11/2021 12:26:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $277 09/11/2021 12:26:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 09/11/2021 12:25:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $250 09/11/2021 12:25:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $133 09/10/2021 3:44:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $123 09/10/2021 3:44:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 09/10/2021 1:38:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 09/10/2021 1:38:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 09/10/2021 11:54:23 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/10/2021 11:54:23 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/10/2021 2:22:06 am (CDT)