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Spessartine over Orthoclase
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
11.6 x 9.9 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $580
Post Tucson 2015

A big bright Spessartine garnet plate in which the original matrix of blocky Orthoclase crystals are now covered with bright sparkling garnets. Wonderful form, great condition with deep color, good luster and lots of sparkle. This quality was never common when Tongbei was productive, it is all but completely exhausted now. A future classic and likely to appreciate quickly.




Spessartine over Orthoclase
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
11.6 x 9.9 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $580
Post Tucson 2015

A big bright Spessartine garnet plate in which the original matrix of blocky Orthoclase crystals are now covered with bright sparkling garnets. Wonderful form, great condition with deep color, good luster and lots of sparkle. This quality was never common when Tongbei was productive, it is all but completely exhausted now. A future classic and likely to appreciate quickly.