Wheal Jewel, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
Miniature, 5.2 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm
Ex. Grace Dearborn
A superb, aesthetic miniature with extremely sharp bornites to 1/4 inch perched on a rolling, 3-dimensional matrix! This is one of the best examples in its size we have seen for sale, for overall quality and aesthetics both. The patina is intact, and not unduly cleaned by chemicals as it too often happens. The crystals are sharp and not worn or rounded, also too common. ex Robert Whitmore collection, obtained from Phil Scalisi in the past when he was selling the Grace Dearborn Collection (an heiress who assembled an excellent collection specializing in the classics in the early 1900s) .