Azurite, Malachite
Anhui Province, China
Cabinet, 10.2 x 8.6 x 7.8 cm
Bright blue, lustrous crystals of azurite has formed in channels created by thin layers of massive azurite and malachite (which adds the pleasing green accent). The piece can be displayed in either of two ways quite attractively: either looking into the channels between the layers, or from one side, showing a beautifully-balanced mix of azurite and malachite that steps back 3-dimensionally with the succeeding layers. 10.2 x 8.6 x 7.8 cm