Manganite (1800s) ex Harvard Coll.
- Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany
- Small Cabinet, 7.9 x 7.8 x 5.3 cm
- Start Time: 11/28/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
- End Time: 12/03/2009 6:37:32 pm (CST)
- Auction Closed
An excellent aesthetic, old-time specimen of highly lustrous, striated, jet-black manganite richly and attractively filled a large vug atop sculptural, massive manganite matrix. This is NOT just a "black rock" by any means. It displays very dramatically and impressively. The crystals reach 1.0 cm. These old pieces came out in about 1886-1888 (per Bancroft''s book). The backside even has a bit of barite. Superb crystals, good size, and high luster make this an excellent and affordable small cabinet, valued about $1000. Ex Harvard Collection.