Beryl (Var: Emerald)
Habach valley, Hohe Tauern Mts, Salzburg, Austria
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.2 x 4.2 cm
A gemmy and lustrous, intensely color-saturated, 8 mm emerald crystal attractively set in mica schist on this historic, old-timer from the famous Habach Valley of Austria. SELDOM will you see two, antique, well-documented Austrian emeralds offered at the same time! And at auction!! This old-timer comes from an old European collection, where everything dates to the 1800s. This whole collection had myriad old materials, though I cannot name the owner, and was well known in Europe. Accompanied by an old, handwritten German label.