Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 8.0 x 4.0 cm
Montresta, Oristano Province, Sardinia, Italy

Superb, incredibly rich specimen of sparkling crystals of Mesolite from Sardinia. The entire display surface of this Small Cabinet piece is coated by needles, with the Mesolite ranging up to about 5 mm. Some of the matrix (and perhaps base of the darker needles) actually fluoresces a deep orange-pink. A very impressive, aesthetic Mesolite from a locality which I am unfamiliar with, admittedly. This is one of only a few such Italian pieces I have seen on the market. It was acquired by Fioravanti on a trip to Sardinia in the 1970s.

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