Cripple Creek, Colorado (circa late 1800s, early 1900s)
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 4.3 x 3.7 cm
Ex. Richard Hauck
A gorgeous and classic Cripple Creek amethyst specimen with an antique Ward's Science Establishment label dating it to pre-WWI in the early 1900s (per the Mineralogical Record label archives). The script is in Henry Ward's own hand! Complete all around 360 degrees; and nearly pristine save only a small kiss on the very tip (hard to see, anyhow). However, the pedigree aside, its just an incredible and aesthetic example of a classic old find we rarely see today, even in museums. So few good examples of these have been on the market!