Silver and Calcite , with Acanthite

Kongsberg silver mining Dist., Buskerud, Norway
Miniature, 5.2 x 5.1 x 2.8 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 8:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $5,150
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A SUPERB, incredibly aesthetic Silver specimen from Kongsberg, perhaps the greatest Silver mine in history. It would not strain credulity at all to say the this large miniature looks as if it was crafted by a fine sculptor, with a giant nearly-3-cm-tall loop of Silver placed perfectly upright on the matrix. The patina is good, and the layer of Acanthite adds contrast and interest to the Silver. It is rare, and highly desirable, to find associated minerals with a Kongsberg, so the white Calcite perched within the loop is simply outstanding. And if that wasn't enough, the Calcite is highly fluorescent. VERY sturdy despite its elegant look, the wonderful display qualities of this specimen from this treasured and ancient European locality make it an absolute killer for a balanced miniature. The cluster atop, with the calcite hanging off the silver, is complete 360! Ths is a major specimen in size class, valued $7500-9500.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $5,150 09/30/2021 8:44:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $5,100 09/30/2021 8:44:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $5,050 09/30/2021 8:37:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $5,000 09/30/2021 8:34:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,950 09/30/2021 8:25:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,900 09/30/2021 8:24:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,850 09/30/2021 8:16:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,800 09/30/2021 8:15:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,750 09/30/2021 8:14:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,700 09/30/2021 8:07:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,650 09/30/2021 8:05:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,600 09/30/2021 8:04:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,550 09/30/2021 7:57:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,500 09/30/2021 7:56:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,450 09/30/2021 7:55:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,400 09/30/2021 7:54:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,350 09/30/2021 7:45:22 pm (CDT)
whisper $4,300 09/30/2021 7:44:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,250 09/30/2021 7:39:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,200 09/30/2021 7:38:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,150 09/30/2021 7:37:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,100 09/30/2021 7:36:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,050 09/30/2021 7:35:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $4,000 09/30/2021 7:35:07 pm (CDT)
whisper * $4,000 09/30/2021 7:35:07 pm (CDT)
whisper $3,950 09/30/2021 7:33:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,900 09/30/2021 7:33:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,850 09/30/2021 7:32:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,800 09/30/2021 7:31:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $3,750 09/30/2021 7:31:39 pm (CDT)
whisper * $3,750 09/30/2021 7:31:39 pm (CDT)
whisper $3,700 09/30/2021 7:31:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,650 09/30/2021 7:31:33 pm (CDT)
whisper $3,600 09/30/2021 7:30:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,550 09/30/2021 7:29:48 pm (CDT)
whisper $3,500 09/30/2021 7:29:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,450 09/30/2021 7:26:58 pm (CDT)
whisper $3,400 09/30/2021 7:26:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,384 09/30/2021 7:26:42 pm (CDT)
whisper $3,334 09/30/2021 7:26:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,284 09/30/2021 7:26:36 pm (CDT)
whisper $3,234 09/30/2021 7:24:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,184 09/30/2021 7:23:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,134 09/30/2021 7:21:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,084 09/30/2021 7:19:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,034 09/30/2021 7:18:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,984 09/30/2021 7:18:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,934 09/30/2021 7:10:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,884 09/30/2021 7:09:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,834 09/30/2021 7:03:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,784 09/30/2021 7:02:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,734 09/30/2021 6:58:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,684 09/30/2021 6:58:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,634 09/30/2021 6:51:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,584 09/30/2021 6:48:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,534 09/30/2021 6:41:00 pm (CDT)
whisper $2,484 09/30/2021 6:40:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,434 09/30/2021 6:37:08 pm (CDT)
whisper $2,400 09/30/2021 6:37:08 pm (CDT)
whisper $2,384 09/30/2021 6:36:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,334 09/30/2021 6:36:58 pm (CDT)
whisper $2,284 09/30/2021 6:36:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,234 09/30/2021 6:36:51 pm (CDT)
whisper $2,184 09/30/2021 6:36:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,134 09/30/2021 6:36:44 pm (CDT)
whisper $2,084 09/30/2021 6:30:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,034 09/30/2021 6:30:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,984 09/30/2021 6:26:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,934 09/30/2021 6:25:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,884 09/30/2021 6:24:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,834 09/30/2021 6:23:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,784 09/30/2021 6:14:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,734 09/30/2021 3:55:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,690 09/30/2021 3:55:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $875 09/30/2021 2:51:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $850 09/30/2021 1:28:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $825 09/30/2021 12:10:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $800 09/28/2021 1:10:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $775 09/28/2021 1:10:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $775 09/28/2021 1:10:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $750 09/28/2021 10:35:23 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $725 09/28/2021 8:25:16 am (CDT)
whisper $700 09/28/2021 8:25:08 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $680 09/28/2021 8:25:08 am (CDT)
whisper $655 09/28/2021 8:24:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $630 09/28/2021 8:24:59 am (CDT)
whisper $605 09/27/2021 9:55:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $580 09/27/2021 4:59:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $555 09/27/2021 4:59:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $550 09/27/2021 4:59:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $525 09/27/2021 4:59:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $500 09/27/2021 4:59:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $490 09/27/2021 4:29:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $480 09/26/2021 5:59:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $470 09/26/2021 4:08:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $460 09/26/2021 3:05:53 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $450 09/25/2021 7:51:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $440 09/25/2021 4:48:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $430 09/25/2021 4:19:49 pm (CDT)
whisper $420 09/25/2021 4:19:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $410 09/25/2021 4:19:39 pm (CDT)
whisper $400 09/24/2021 10:49:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $399 09/24/2021 10:49:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $180 09/24/2021 1:46:52 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $170 09/24/2021 1:46:52 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/24/2021 12:17:31 am (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.