Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 5.6 x 3.1 cm
Milpillas, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
Milpillas produced a flood of azurites in the recent heyday there, mostly 2009-2013. However, the flood has tapered, and the styles have changed over the years. This piece is of what I would call a "classic style" from the midrange of production, with large, robust crystals of the brightest azure blue color. This piece has extra luster and extra color beyond the norm. As well, the size of the crystals and the dominant aesthetics make it stand out: The large central crystal is 4.2 cm across. In person, this piece DOMINATES over most Milpillas azurites of any similar crystal habit. It is hard to tell from photos how three-dimensional and impactful this piece really is. It was a holdback by one of the major distributors, for years. I finally was just able to buy it only in 2014. Price on Request. Joe Budd photos.