DescriptionFINE RHODONITE SPHERE
California From the Zerk Lapidary Collection this deep raspberry pink sphere is a nice balance of pink Rhodonite interlaced with black Manganese. A German artist likely fashioned this in the 1940s, when Germany was the center for lapidary art. This is a well polished sphere has great patterning: strong deep black contrasting with rich deep pink. Interesting to think that in the 1930s or 40s the original stone traveled all the way from California to Germany, where it was fashioned into a sphere, and then found its way back to the U.S. to reside in a private Wisconsin museum. 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) in diameter.
Provenance: The Zerk Collection
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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