Description

    Aquamarine on Feldspar
    Shigar Valley
    Skardu District, Baltistan
    Gilgit-Baltistan
    Pakistan

    "An Independent Thinker" could be an apt title for this matrix group featuring a very tiny, cool blue 0.1 inch (3 mm) crystal standing above a shining, and featureless, plane of the terminal face of a very gemmy, much larger, Aquamarine prism. The matrix specimen is a very transparent Aquamarine crystal 3.5 x 1.0 x 0.6 inches (8.8 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm) in size, partially embedded in white crystals of Albite. As an Aquamarine specimen, the freedom from damage, the extra prism faces, and the great, glassy luster place it well above the typical Pakistani Aquamarine. Overall, the condition of this piece is pristine, with no damage to either the Albite matrix or the Aquamarines. It comes with a custom base.
    Overall Measurements: 4.4 x 4.1 x 3.5 inches (11.2 x 10.5 x 8.8 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. J. Mark Fisher Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


    Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
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