Spessartine Garnet on Smoky Quartz and Microcline (Cook Coll.)

Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Fujian, China
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 4.0 x 3.6 cm
Start Time: 06/16/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/23/2022 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $240
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A cute small cabinet combination from this well-known Chinese locale. Beautiful, sparkling, gemmy, striated cinnamon-orange spessartine garnet crystals cover the sculptural, mounded microcline crystal matrix. A glassy, lustrous, translucent, 3.0 cm, terminated smoky quartz crystal aesthetically set on one side of the piece is a fine and typical accessory. The piece displays well without aid. Ex Cook Collection. We feel very lucky to have picked up the large collection of Bill and Anne Cook of Cleveland, recently. It is a tribute to their long efforts, how many interesting minerals and old localities were preserved and carefully labelled so you can see them now. Bill and Anne collected for at least 60 years. A classic and very showy combination from Tongbei.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $240 06/23/2022 6:26:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $230 06/23/2022 6:14:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $220 06/23/2022 6:14:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $220 06/23/2022 6:14:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $190 06/23/2022 6:14:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $180 06/23/2022 6:14:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 06/23/2022 6:04:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 06/23/2022 6:04:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 06/23/2022 6:03:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 06/23/2022 6:01:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 06/23/2022 6:01:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 06/23/2022 5:09:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 06/23/2022 5:09:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $49 06/19/2022 5:43:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $44 06/19/2022 5:43:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $41 06/18/2022 4:27:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $36 06/18/2022 4:27:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $31 06/18/2022 4:27:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $26 06/18/2022 4:27:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 06/18/2022 1:03:21 pm (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.