Azurite, Malachite
Anhui Province, China
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 6.3 x 7.3 cm
One of the very BEST of the fine Chinese azurites we have had - really superb in every way. The crystals, a fabulous blue and with small faces that shine (as opposed to a druse of microcrystals), fill a curving recess in the matrix, with pillars and projections that make it wonderfully sculptural. Along the bottom and top are massive azurite and malachite in various shades of blue and green. This piece is much better than the photos show - if you like it at all from the pics, we GUARANTEE you will like it lots more in person or we will be glad to have it back! 7.6 x 6.3 x 7.3 cm