By Manfred Wild
Green Aventurine is a soft green semi-translucent to mostly opaque quartzite with inclusions of shimmering fuchsite mica. It is formed when impurites were present in the original quartz-rich sedimentary deposit, in this case, when chromium is present, then the green-colored muscovite mica variety called fuchsite can occur disseminated throughout the quartzite in parallel orientation. This gives aventurine its green color and sparkled effect. Notable for its very large size, even consistency of color and translucency, this rich green oval-shaped bowl exhibits the epitome of the nearly lost art of bowl carving. With its well-shaped sides, evoking the Chinese style, and thinness of the material to allow for maximum transparency, this bowl is truly a work of art.
Measures 13 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 4 1/4 in