Corundum (Var: Ruby), Muscovite (Var: Fuchsite)
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm

Lustrous, platy, green fuchsite liberally covers massive ruby matrix on this classic, old-time specimen from South Africa. Fuchsite is the chrome-rich variety of muscovite, which has bright red fluorescence. The piece comes with a Hugh Ford label, a prominent United States dealer from the 1920s to early 1950s. Ex Carl Davis Collection. 6.9 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm