Cabinet, 10.0 x 7.5 x 7.2 cm
Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Sandor Fuss
Perfection. Complete all around, this specimen simply dominates with its aesthetics and sparkle. Even the matrix is crystallized and sparkly. Quite simply, this piece is considered by many to be if not the finest, than among the top few examples known of the species from the modern finds of this style (which are quite different than the old style from the 1940s, from another locale). It sold for a record price back in 2001, and then sold again in the sale of the Fuss collection (in 2003). It then disappeared for a number of years until it came across my desk recently, right as the painting of the piece came out as the frontispiece in the Brazil book published by ExtraLapis in Germany. ex Sandor Fuss collection. Joe Budd photos