Optical Quartz Sphere
Lot 1212
Optically Clear Rock Crystal Quartz Sphere
Sold for US$ 6,100 inc. premium
Auction Details
Natural History New York
1 Jun 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17502
Lot Details
Optically Clear Rock Crystal Quartz Sphere
Brazil
Perplexing legends and mythological folklore have been told about the magical crystal ball. It is believed that the past, present and even the future can be seen by gazing into this mesmerizing sphere. The present specimen is a true crystal ball cut from the highest quality Brazilian quartz, polished to a brilliant finish. It has a much larger than typical diameter. While rock crystal quartz is seen frequently, one often forgets just how rare optically clear quartz genuinely is.
Diameter 3 7/8 in
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