Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Malachite
    Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District
    Savannakhet Province
    Laos

    This unique Malachite specimen hails from exotic Laos. The intricately patterned green specimen looks more like a painting than a natural mineral specimen. This aesthetically pleasing material came out of Laos in a few small pockets over the last few years. However, immediately, the bulk of this material was acquired by the Chinese market, making it difficult to procure. A very small amount leaked out to the global market, and this fine example was one of those few. This velvety plate has no damage and is complete even around the periphery, forming somewhat of a 'floater' shard with only a few connections in the back. The undulating pattern and contour shape make this a superb specimen with decorative appeal. There are varying shades of rich green, which present with a velvety texture, and light up with nice chatoyancy when moved. Overall, this is an exceptional example of scarce gorgeous material. This fine Malachite is accompanied by a custom acrylic base.
    Measurements: 7.09 x 4.53 x 2.76 inches (18.00 x 11.50 x 7.00 cm)

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


    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    17th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 374

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Jun 17, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 20 days left to consign to the 2021 October 19 Prints & Multiples Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I am not only a happy first-time consignor, I will be returning! Thank you for the wonderful experience.
    John Paul R.,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search