Quartz (Var: Amethyst), Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Little Pipestone District, Jefferson Co., Montana, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm
A fabulous, old-time Montana specimen from the Richard Hauck Quartz Collection. Multiple, gemmy amethyst scepters with vivid color, are very aesthetically perched atop a glassy, stepped-faced, opaque smoky quartz crystal. The scepters are superb, pristine, and doubly terminated. This piece is from the very uncommon Little Pipestone District of Jefferson County. The George English label dates the piece to 1899-1901. The Art Mongomery label dates to 1936.