Hematite With Rutile
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 7.4 x 5.0 cm

We have all seen innumerable quantities of these aesthetic, dramatic combination pieces come out over the years. BUT, few have ever just stunned me for the sheer beauty and symmetry as this piece. It displays dramatically perched on a custom made lucite base which raises it into the air, to appear floating. Note this is somewhat fragile, and therefore hand delivery is a must for this specimen. Nevertheless, once put on a shelf, or in a drawer, it is safely at home! I paid a bloody fortune for this piece compared to what they usually go for, just because it is so striking, so balanced, and appealed to me when I usually ignore most of them. Joe Budd photos