Silver on Native Arsenic
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.5 x 5.0 cm
Pohla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
A classic "feather silver" for this former East german silver mining locality, where many were found during the communist era and hoarded. Today, these stashes come to market in bits and spurts, though good specimens are not common. This is an unusually rich piece with very SOLID feathers. It is overall very elegant, yet robust. The feathers smother the hefty, native arsenic matrix.Joe Budd Photos