Silver, Acanthite, Sphalerite, Pyrite
Pribram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia (Bohmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic
Miniature, 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.4 cm
A sculptural, very beautiful wire silver combination specimen from the historic mines at Pribram. The piece looks like a bird with a large beak. The "beak" is composed of thick, intergrown, silver wires coated with acanthite and is attached to a "head" of quartz. The banded neck and chest area is highlighted by lustrous ruby-jack sphalerite crystals, sparkly pyrite microcrystals and more acanthite-coated silver. The lower part of the "bird's" body is matrix. Truly an aesthetic, old-time wire silver combination specimen from this noted locale. Ex. Marty Lewadny Collection.