Smoky Quartz w/ Chlorite (Univ. of Arizona Coll.)

Bern, Switzerland
Cabinet, 12.3 x 8.9 x 4.3 cm
Start Time: 04/02/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $710
Winning Bidder: kjg

Item Description

A dramatically sculptural large cluster of intergrown smoky quartz crystals from one of the famous localities in Bern, Switzerland. All of the sharply terminated crystals in this stunning 360-degree assemblage have rich smoky color and are entirely water-clear gem. The crystals have a beautiful deep clove-brown hue when backlit. The prisms are highlighted by fine lustre, stepped-growth faces and variable selective dusting of green chlorite. Also, all four of the major smokies are doubly terminated at: 9.5 cm (upright crystal); 7.8 cm ("matrix crystal"); 5.2 cm: and 4.8 cm, adding even more character. Complete all-around and essentially pristine. The contact on the side of the large crystal has no damage, per se. The attachments are on smaller crystals and the bit of white adularia. Ex University of Arizona Collection and valued by the former dealer at $1250. This very fine smoky from this famous area has multiple display possibilities.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
kjg $710 04/06/2021 3:30:10 am (CDT)
duncangb $699 04/06/2021 3:30:10 am (CDT)
duncangb $685 04/06/2021 3:29:45 am (CDT)
kjg $660 04/06/2021 3:29:45 am (CDT)
duncangb $635 04/06/2021 3:29:30 am (CDT)
kjg $610 04/06/2021 3:29:30 am (CDT)
duncangb $575 04/06/2021 3:28:22 am (CDT)
kjg $550 04/06/2021 3:28:22 am (CDT)
duncangb $525 04/06/2021 3:27:58 am (CDT)
kjg $500 04/06/2021 3:27:58 am (CDT)
duncangb $485 04/05/2021 12:41:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $475 04/05/2021 12:38:42 pm (CDT)
duncangb $469 04/05/2021 12:38:42 pm (CDT)
duncangb $287 04/05/2021 12:36:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $277 04/05/2021 12:36:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 04/04/2021 8:20:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 04/04/2021 8:20:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 04/02/2021 8:27:16 pm (CDT)
demacedo $150 04/02/2021 8:27:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 04/02/2021 8:26:39 pm (CDT)
demacedo $120 04/02/2021 8:26:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 04/02/2021 8:26:32 pm (CDT)
demacedo $100 04/02/2021 8:26:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 04/02/2021 8:26:24 pm (CDT)
demacedo $15 04/02/2021 8:26:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 04/02/2021 8:08:10 pm (CDT)