Spessartine Garnet on Smoky Quartz (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou, Fujian, China
Toenail, 3.3 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm
Start Time: 07/29/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/06/2022 6:40:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $425
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

These famous Spessartines from the Wushan Mine are some of the finest examples of the species from any modern locality. They are certainly some of the most attractive and highly displayable specimens to come out of China. This piece features many lustrous, gemmy, beautiful orange color trapezohedral crystals of Spessartine measuring up to 4 mm are sitting on a single prismatic crystal of Smoky Quartz to create a lovely thumbnail sized piece. The color in the Spessartine crystals is very attractive, and they are not at all dull or pitted. This material is becoming less and less available on the market, and keep in mind that there are only a few worldwide localities that produce this color of Spessartine in fine specimens. Matrix gem orange Spessartine specimens are NOT easy to find these days from any locality. From the collection of Shields Flynn.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $425 08/06/2022 6:30:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $423 08/06/2022 6:30:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $413 08/06/2022 6:29:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $403 08/06/2022 6:29:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $370 08/06/2022 6:23:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $360 08/06/2022 6:21:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $353 08/06/2022 6:21:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $350 08/06/2022 6:20:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $340 08/06/2022 6:20:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $330 08/06/2022 6:20:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $320 08/06/2022 6:20:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $310 08/06/2022 6:20:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 08/06/2022 6:20:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $290 08/06/2022 6:19:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $280 08/06/2022 6:19:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $270 08/06/2022 6:13:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 08/06/2022 5:43:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $250 08/06/2022 5:42:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $250 08/06/2022 5:42:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $240 08/05/2022 11:17:49 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $230 08/05/2022 11:17:49 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $220 08/05/2022 11:17:39 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 08/05/2022 11:17:39 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 08/05/2022 1:33:29 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $190 08/04/2022 7:19:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $180 08/04/2022 7:19:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $170 08/04/2022 7:19:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 08/04/2022 7:19:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 08/04/2022 7:19:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $140 08/04/2022 1:25:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 08/01/2022 9:26:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 08/01/2022 10:33:11 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 07/31/2022 8:29:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $100 07/31/2022 8:29:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $100 07/31/2022 8:29:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 07/30/2022 4:47:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 07/30/2022 4:47:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 07/30/2022 9:55:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 07/30/2022 9:55:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 07/30/2022 9:33:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 07/30/2022 9:33:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 07/30/2022 9:33:31 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 07/30/2022 9:33:31 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 07/30/2022 5:27:46 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.