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    RUTILATED QUARTZ SCULPTURE
    Ibitiara (Novo Horizonte), Bahia, Brazil
    Large golden needles of Rutile - thrusting out in spike-like profusion - are captured in water clear Quartz. The original Quartz crystal was probably quite sizable but most likely had a frosted or marred exterior: making it difficult to see the Rutile inclusions - so the sculptor removed all of the exterior shell to reveal the interior beauty of the crystal. This large polygonal freeform sculpture showcases a bevy of terminated golden-red Rutile needles that grew contemporaneously with the Quartz itself. This specimen is from a private collection and dates to the 1980s. The Quartz is extremely transparent with typical veil type inclusions. It measures 8 x 3½ x 1 7/8 inches (20.3 x 8.9 x 4.7 cm) and has been polished to a mirror bright finish. It sits in a custom base and is in excellent condition.


    Estimate: $8,000 - $9,000.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
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