Dioptase, Quartz, Cerussite
Cabinet, 10.8 x 6.9 x 3.5 cm
Brazzaville (Reneville; Djoue), Brazzaville Department (Reneville Department), Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)
A DRAMATIC and sculptural quartz-lined CABINET vug aesthetically and richly filled with very gemmy, elongated, emerald-green dioptase crystals and beautifully highlighted by a freestanding, prominent, 1.4 cm cerussite crystal. This REMARKABLE and very RARE combination specimen is from Reneville, Republic of Congo. Cerussite is unheard of from Reneville, so this is a UNIQUE combination specimen, dating to the 1950s or 60s. Ex. Charles Levitt Collection.