Realgar (Mervyn Ford Coll.)

Shimen Mine, Changde, Hunan, China
7.4 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm
Start Time: 03/20/2020 4:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/26/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $424

Item Description

Gorgeous rich cherry-red, gemmy and lustrous tabular cinnabar prisms are dramatically and richly scattered on the sculptural triangular small cabinet plate. The striking central dominating terminated prism is 2.3 cm tall. This most impressive and colorful piece has many fine display views, which are only minimally diminished by the scattered periphery wear and bit of interior bruising. A very fine and rich specimen from the famous and ancient Shimen Mine, the largest realgar mine in China. The mine has been active for over 1500 years (MINDAT) but specimens are now uncommon - this is from 1990s finds. Ex Mervyn Ford Collection.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
MountainMan $424 03/26/2020 6:18:21 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $414 03/26/2020 6:18:03 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $404 03/26/2020 6:18:02 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $390 03/26/2020 6:17:33 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $380 03/26/2020 6:17:32 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $370 03/26/2020 6:17:20 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $360 03/26/2020 6:17:19 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $350 03/26/2020 6:17:00 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $340 03/26/2020 6:16:59 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $330 03/26/2020 6:14:06 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $320 03/26/2020 6:13:46 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $312 03/26/2020 6:13:46 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $310 03/26/2020 6:13:22 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $300 03/26/2020 6:13:21 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $290 03/26/2020 6:13:01 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $280 03/26/2020 6:13:01 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $270 03/26/2020 6:08:58 pm (CDT)
jjanson1500 $260 03/26/2020 6:08:58 pm (CDT)
jjanson1500 $259 03/26/2020 4:58:06 pm (CDT)
jsmedley $249 03/26/2020 4:57:46 pm (CDT)
jjanson1500 $240 03/26/2020 4:57:45 pm (CDT)
jsmedley $230 03/26/2020 3:57:33 pm (CDT)
jjanson1500 $220 03/26/2020 3:57:32 pm (CDT)
jsmedley $210 03/26/2020 3:12:51 pm (CDT)
aelea $200 03/26/2020 3:12:50 pm (CDT)
jsmedley $170 03/26/2020 11:11:31 am (CDT)
victorscheide $160 03/26/2020 11:11:30 am (CDT)
jsmedley $150 03/26/2020 8:17:59 am (CDT)
Jolive190 $140 03/24/2020 8:43:30 pm (CDT)
aelea $130 03/24/2020 8:43:19 pm (CDT)
Jolive190 $120 03/24/2020 8:43:18 pm (CDT)
aelea $110 03/24/2020 8:43:06 pm (CDT)
Jolive190 $100 03/24/2020 8:43:05 pm (CDT)
aelea $82 03/24/2020 7:24:25 pm (CDT)
Jolive190 $72 03/24/2020 12:09:20 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $62 03/22/2020 1:36:59 am (CDT)
Tmdery $60 03/22/2020 1:36:59 am (CDT)
Tmdery $40 03/21/2020 12:26:16 pm (CDT)
saxony $35 03/21/2020 12:26:15 pm (CDT)
Tmdery $10 03/21/2020 4:03:24 am (CDT)