Medenec (Kupferberg), Erzgebirge, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm
Ex. Phil Scalisi
Argentite is a very rare silver species from here, and this piece probably dates to the early 1800s. Indeed, this piece is said to be from the Karabacek Collection at Harvard, although no original label was provided when it was exchanged out of Harvard into the Scalisi Collection (his #269) several decades ago. This is a rich, excellent, aesthetic example for the locality. The crystals mound up on the matrix and make for a relatively attractive horizon here. Joe Budd Photos