Bismuth on Quartz
(probably St. Ives, Consols,) Cornwall, England
Miniature, 3.6 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
An extreme Cornish rarity!!! Crystallized bismuth is known from a very few finds here, all from the 1800s. I have seen only 2 of them for sale in 20 years, and this is a fine and aesthetic piece in its own right, showing off sharp crystals to 2 cm right on the front. They are perched on quartz, as you can see from the side shot. So overall, its an exemplary display miniature of crystallized bismuth for any locale, but particularly worthy from the UK. Ex. Russell Jones Collection