Quarz w/ Hematite, Adularia, etc. (Natural History Museum of Bern & Bartels Coll.)

Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland
12.3 x 6.3 x 5.7 cm
Start Time: 10/18/2018 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/25/2018 6:39:48 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $379

Item Description

A very aesthetic, sculptural and uncommon large quartz and hematite combination from this famous Swiss massif. Chlorite-coated, classic hematite "iron roses" are aesthetically clustered on one side of a dramatic 8.3 cm, water-clear, pristine, sharply terminated quartz crystal. All of interestingly offset termination faces are dusted with chlorite, with most of the prism faces being stunningly glass-clear. The stepped-growth on the lustrous prism faces adds real pizzazz. The attached quartz point and granite matrix with chlorite-coated adularia crystals to 1.8 cm and another quartz point add flair to this exceptional matrix specimen. The piece has a fine provenance, having been in the William Werner Rothmayr Collection with a 1964 date on his label, The Natural History Museum of Bern and the Ted Bartels Collection. Value of such a fine older large and uncommon Swiss combination with great architecture? We believe $1500-1750 is fair.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
markg100 $379 10/25/2018 6:34:48 pm (CDT)
marthom $369 10/25/2018 6:34:48 pm (CDT)
markg100 $359 10/25/2018 6:31:22 pm (CDT)
marthom $349 10/25/2018 6:31:22 pm (CDT)
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