Stibnite w/ Quartz (historic locale) Steve Smale Coll.

Lushi County, Sanmenxia, Henan, China
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 5.7 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 09/09/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/16/2021 6:40:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $385
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

This dramatically sculptural and beautiful two-sided small cabinet spray of variably-sized splendent metallic stibnite prisms is dominated by the striking large 7.0 cm central crystal and the fantastic edge crystal with pincer-like termination. This sculptural, aesthetic and uncommon small cabinet combination stibnite cluster is from this old 1990s Chinese area. The well-striated metallic blades are sharply terminated and the piece is nicely accented on the front and back with aggregates of tiny glassy, yellow quartz crystals. The four major large stibnites are pristine, with the fifth and smallest, at about 3.3 cm, having a gently bruised tip. See the 2007 Mineralogical Record article in the China-II Special Issue, Vol. 38, No. 1. Specimens from the two privately operated mines in Lushi Coutny came out in the late 1990s, with none since. Ex Steve Smale Collection. Steve is one this eras greatest mineral collectors and is also a world-class mathematician. Read more about Steve at: https://mineralogicalrecord.com/biographies_labels/smalestephen/. It has two fine presentation views. Stibnite and quartz combinations from here are considered Chinese classics and this is a very fine small cabinet example with super form.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $385 09/16/2021 6:31:00 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $375 09/16/2021 6:28:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $370 09/16/2021 6:28:10 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $360 09/16/2021 3:34:47 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 * $350 09/16/2021 3:34:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $350 09/16/2021 3:34:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $340 09/14/2021 8:20:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $330 09/14/2021 8:20:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $320 09/14/2021 8:20:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $277 09/10/2021 4:52:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $267 09/10/2021 4:52:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 09/10/2021 4:09:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 09/10/2021 4:09:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $180 09/10/2021 1:36:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $170 09/10/2021 1:36:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 09/10/2021 10:02:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 09/10/2021 10:02:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 09/10/2021 6:09:17 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/10/2021 6:09:17 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/10/2021 5:03:16 am (CDT)
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