Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
Morro da Mina, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
A stunning, visually impactful and very large piece that is among the largest I have yet seen with good crystal form. The piece sits horizontally or stands vertically to equal effect. It is extremely translucent to transparent at the edges. Even despite the thickness (1 inch!!!), it is a pure cherry color and very translucent throughout. This cluster has one very FAT crystal as a base, that is 1 inch thick and tapers to a point. The sidecar crystal is about 3.5 cm long and slender. The back side of the piece is contacted as shown vertical(or the bottom as it sits horizontal), and there is a small bit of damage at the lower part of the tapering termination atop. However, this is not a big visual detraction and otherwise I can say the piece would have cost me over 10k in Brazil if totally perfect. It is, for what it is, still so significant and so displayable that I am wiling to overlook that little tiny damaged bit at the bottom of the termination - at the right price, which I am passing on at essentially the cost to me in the lot.