Silver with Calcite, Kongsberg Complex, Buskerud, Norway Miniature 1 x 1.5 x 3 cm $750. Online 3/13 STOLEN AT 2013 SPRINGFIELD SHOW
Aesthetic group of wire silver from what is probably the most famous silver mine in the world. These specimens were never common and are increasingly rare on the market. The piece is mounted with putty on the base so can be easily removed. Venerable old patina and the presence of calcite suggests the specimen has not been heavily cleaned in acid. Fine in all regards.