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    Azurite & Malachite
    Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

    In the Orient there are natural pieces of stone that are collected, not because of their composition, as much as their resemblance to other things: animals, mountains, caves, etc. This Azurite and Malachite specimen combines that eastern aesthetic with the western concern involving perfection of the specific minerals comprising the specimen. Viewed "side-on," the large cabinet specimen appears to be a miniature landscape: a grass covered hill, sprouting blue "bushes" of Azurite, with a cave mouth opening in the side of that "hill." The interior of the cavern is decorated with sparkling, dark blue formations hanging from the green ceiling of the cave and littering the floor. The condition is excellent and the only thing missing is a Hobbit.
    Overall Measurements: 5.9 x 5.3 x 3.1 inches (15.0 x 13.5 x 8.0 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Ex. Bruce Mead Collection, ex. Don Baker Collection, ex. James Melton Collection


    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
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