Sacarimb (Sacaramb; Szekerembe; Nagyag), Hunedoara Co., Romania
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 5.4 x 3.0 cm
WEIRD, HIGHLY UNUSUAL and showy, lustrous, brassy-metallic muscovite crystals very jauntily set in a vug atop matrix of this OLD-TIME specimen from the ancient mines at Nagyag, Romania. Muscovite is RARE from Nagyag, so we have a weird and rare specimen. This old-timer dates to the 1800s and 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 on the back of the piece.