Cinnabar on Dolomite
Chatian Mine, Chatian Hg-Zn ore field, Fenghuang Co., Xiangxi, Hunan, China
Miniature, 4.9 x 4.1 x 2.1 cm

Superb luster and excellent gemminess highlight this absolute classic combination from China. The two largest Cinnabars are a bit over 1 cm each, and they all rest on a matrix of fluorescent Dolomite crystals. The pics tell you all need to know about this super-aesthetic piece. Old style, old quality seldom seen today.

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