Topaz on Smoky Quartz (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Klein Spitzkopje, Spitzkopje Area, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
4.3 x 4.2 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 11/21/2019 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/30/2019 7:05:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $207

Item Description

What a wonderful miniature. The Topaz specimens from Klein Spitzkopje are iconic for their superior quality, form and gemminess. This piece hosts a very sharp, highly lustrous, GEM quality, virtually colorless prismatic crystal of Topaz measuring 1.6 com long flaring off of the side of a well-formed Smoky Quartz crystal. The Topaz is textbook with a pristine termination and glistening faces on all sides. The only imperfection is a spot where the Topaz meets the Smoky Quartz, which appears to be a "cast" left from a previous mineral, as it's not damage, and it seems to have somewhat of a radial / "burst" shape to it. Very aesthetic, good quality and it displays wonderfully as you can see from the photos. Priced at $1,800. From the Collection of Shields Flynn.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
argo $207 11/30/2019 6:57:24 pm (CST)
bnavis427 $197 11/30/2019 6:14:45 pm (CST)
argo $187 11/30/2019 6:14:45 pm (CST)
argo $187 11/30/2019 5:18:13 pm (CST)
i like rocks $185 11/30/2019 5:18:12 pm (CST)
argo $175 11/30/2019 3:44:21 pm (CST)
bnavis427 $165 11/30/2019 3:44:21 pm (CST)
bnavis427 $163 11/29/2019 3:05:16 pm (CST)
argo $153 11/29/2019 3:05:16 pm (CST)
argo $153 11/29/2019 3:05:03 pm (CST)
bnavis427 $151 11/29/2019 3:05:02 pm (CST)
argo $141 11/27/2019 5:01:37 am (CST)
elmwood $131 11/23/2019 5:33:43 pm (CST)
stoasucha $121 11/23/2019 5:33:43 pm (CST)
stoasucha $111 11/23/2019 2:35:07 am (CST)
DiegoMat $101 11/23/2019 2:34:42 am (CST)
stoasucha $91 11/23/2019 2:34:41 am (CST)
DiegoMat $81 11/23/2019 2:33:40 am (CST)
stoasucha $71 11/23/2019 2:33:38 am (CST)
DiegoMat $15 11/22/2019 7:18:49 am (CST)
elmwood $10 11/22/2019 6:28:37 am (CST)