Quartz var: Smoky

Erongo Mountains, Karibib Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 9.1 x 8.8 cm
Start Time: 12/28/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/04/2024 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $260

Item Description

A showy, three-dimensional display specimen of Smoky Quartz from the Erongo Mountains in Namibia featuring sharp, lustrous, gemmy, prismatic crystals measuring up to 6.2 cm, free of matrix. The piece sits beautifully on its own without the aid of a base or clay. The longest Quartz crystal has a ding on the back of the termination, so it's not 100% pristine, but the overall arrangement and visual appeal of the piece is better than most I've seen from the area. Even though it's only Quartz, it's one of the most eye-catching speicmens I've seen from Erongo, as they are typically more "muddled" and don't feature such fine free-standing crystals.
From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#134 Na), a well-known German collector all over Europe with worldwide contacts to dealers and collectors. He started collecting seriously at the age of 14 and his great and varied worldwide collection reached over 6000 pieces. He was very active mineralogically until shortly before his passing in 2020 at the age of 82. Considering his collection had a large number of pieces, it still had an unusually high standard of quality from most worldwide localities. He particularly specialized in all classics as well as minerals of the Black Forest, where he spent much time collecting. His Black Forest and German subcollections went to his good friend Wolfgang Wendel. We at The Arkenstone have the privilege of offering the remainder of this great worldwide collection through our various platforms.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$260 01/04/2024 2:18:00 pm (CST)
$250 01/04/2024 2:18:00 pm (CST)
$221 01/04/2024 12:11:22 pm (CST)
$211 01/04/2024 12:11:22 pm (CST)
$187 01/04/2024 12:09:03 pm (CST)
$177 01/04/2024 12:09:03 pm (CST)
$122 01/04/2024 11:02:30 am (CST)
$112 12/30/2023 10:42:23 am (CST)
$103 12/30/2023 10:42:23 am (CST)
$93 12/30/2023 10:42:06 am (CST)
$83 12/30/2023 10:42:06 am (CST)
$43 12/30/2023 10:39:34 am (CST)
$38 12/30/2023 10:39:34 am (CST)
$10 12/29/2023 3:08:11 pm (CST)