Description

    TOURMALINE
    Unknown Pocket, possibly unnamed or pre-1999
    Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    This is a very colorful 'jackstraw' group of more than ten crystals, arranged in a random pattern, the largest of which is some 2.75 inches (6.0 cm) in length. This three-dimensional sculpture has many of its prisms showing fuchsia pink cores overcoated by blue tinted Tourmaline. The terminal faces of some crystals are of note because many show weirdly irregular growth features and a thin violet layer with smoky overtones. A few have traces of green coloration near the terminations as well. Most of the crystals are terminated, and the rest show typical "in pocket" breakage common in Pederneira material. The luster is uniformly glassy, and the prism faces are well supplied with striations. The condition is fine to excellent, even with the "in pocket" fracturing. It is accompanied by a custom labeled base.
    Overall measurements: 5.7 x 2.7 x 4.8 inches (14.5 x 6.8 x 12.2 cm)

    Illustrated: Fong/Walker, M., Neumeier, G., & Walker, J. (Eds.). (2015). The World of Tourmaline: The Gerhard Wagner Collection. Dallas, Texas: Ivy Press. Page 145.
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    Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
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