Silver (spinel twinned)
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 2.4 x 2.0 cm
Andaychagua Mine, San Cristobal District, Yauli Province, Junin Department, Peru

Attractive and quite unusual, this Silver specimen from Peru has so much going for it. The wire crystals are spinel-twinned and reach nearly 4 cm in length, and the form resembles the slats of a fence with many of the wires strait and parallel, topped off by another Silver wire acting as a rail. The luster is excellent, with a coppery to iridescent patina. There is also an outlying, 4 cm Silver wire that adds interest to the piece. Quite aesthetic, and much better in person. Comes with a custom base. Art likely bought this himself down in Peru on one of his many trips for work.