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Wunderkammer Natural Specimen, a Rock Crystal Quartz
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen of a rock crystal quartz it shows a wooden lacquered base beje color vase-shaped cup, Italy, circa 1880.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

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Rock Crystal

Wunderkammer Naturali Specimen, Specimen of a Smoke Rock Crystal Quartz
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen of a big smoke crystal quartz. It shows a wooden laquered base beje color vase-shaped cup. Italy, circa 1880.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

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Quartz

20th Century Monumental Organic Geode Quartz Crystal Rock Specimen-Sculpture
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th century monumental, rare and one of a kind vintage natural organic quartz geode rock sculpture. Being of natural crystal clear and salmon glistening hues this almost 15 pound pi...
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20th Century Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Quartz

20th Century Monumental Organic Geode Quartz Crystal Rock Specimen-Sculpture
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century Monumental, Rare & One Of A Kind Vintage natural organic quartz geode rock sculpture. Being of natural crystal clear and salmon glistening hues this almost 15 pound piec...
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20th Century Organic Modern Natural Specimens

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Quartz

Extraordinary Wunderkammer Naturalia Mineral Specimen, Rock Crystal Obelisk
Located in Milan, IT
A rare Wunderkammer Naturalia specimen, a single rock crystal monolith obelisk shaped, mounted over a gilded wooden base win engraved leaves decoration.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

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Rock Crystal

Wunderkammer Naturalia Specimen, a Rock Crystal Druze
Located in Milan, IT
A naturalia mineral specimen a rock crystals druze, mounted over a white and yellow lacquered wooden base in a shape of a vase.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

Natural Specimen White Quartz and Rock Crystals, Italy, 1880, Specimen Naturale
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen. Rock crystals and white Quartz with Baryte crystals mounted over a carved wooden base gold gilt on a shape of a vase. Italy, circa 1880.
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Antique 1870s Italian Natural Specimens

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Crystal

Wunderkammer Naturali Mineral Specimen, an Impressive Size Rock Crystal Quartz
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen of an impressive unusually huge sized, big rock crystal quartz. It shows a wooden lacquered base beje color vase-shaped cup, Italy, circa 1880.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

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Rock Crystal

Rare Pair of Rock Crystals, Wunderkammer Specimen of Naturalia, Italy
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen of a rare huge pair of Rock crystals. It shows a wooden base finished with pastiglia and gold leaves. The base used to be a palm holder and used during t...
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

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Rock Crystal

White Rock Quartz Crystal Geode Natural Specimen Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
White Rock Crystal Geode Natural Specimen Sculpture its divided into two parts.
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier European Prehistoric Natural Specimens

Exceptional Wunderkammer Naturalia Mineral Specimen, Rock Crystal Quartz
Located in Milan, IT
An impressive and rare naturalia mineral specimen of a huge specimen of rock crystal quartz. It shows a wooden base, finished with pastiglia, decorated with leaves motives.Italy, cir...
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

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Quartz

Splendid Pair of Rock Crystal Wunderkammer Specimen, Mounted over Wood and Lapis
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen, a rare pair of remarkable sized rock crystals quartz, generous and rare size. The pair shows a fruitwood base lacquered with beige color. The foot is ro...
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

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Lapis Lazuli, Rock Crystal

Wunderkammer Naturalia Mineral Specimen, Desert Rose and Rock Crystal
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen a pair of little Mexican desert rose crystals and rock crystals druzes, mounted over white carved wooden bases.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

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Crystal

1960s Solid Teak and Rock Resin Specimen Tables Designed by Arvid Haerum
By Arvid Haerum, Sola Möbelfabrik
Located in Garnerville, NY
Solid teak construction with encased resin mineral and rock specimens, designed by Arvid Haerum for Sola Mobelfabrik. All varieties and color full rock and minerals. Possibly custom ...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Natural Specimens

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Stone

Pair of Fossil Specimens
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Orthoconic Cephalopods towers or fossilized squid specimens carefully cut from stone and polished to reveal these remarkable organic sculptures.
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

  • Pair of Fossil Specimens
  • Pair of Fossil Specimens
  • Pair of Fossil Specimens
  • Pair of Fossil Specimens
H 13.5 in. W 5 in. D 3 in.
Wunderkammer Naturalia Mineral Specimen, a Pair of Desert Rose and Rock Crystal
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen a pair of desert rose crystals and rock crystals, mounted over light blue wooden bases, in a shape of a vases.
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal

Wunderkammer Naturalia Mineral Specimen, Adruze of Rock Crystal and Pink Quartz
Located in Milan, IT
A naturalia mineral specimen a druze of rock crystal quartz and pink quartz. It shows a wooden base, finished with pastiglia, and gold leaves. The quartz sample are mounted over the ...
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Antique 1880s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal

Pair of Quartz Geode Specimens
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Quartz geode split into two specimens presented on Lucite and brass stands to enhance the alluring geological spectacle. This is a Geode split in half to make a true pair. Left: ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier American Mid-Century Modern Natural Spe...

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Rock Crystal

  • Pair of Quartz Geode Specimens
  • Pair of Quartz Geode Specimens
  • Pair of Quartz Geode Specimens
  • Pair of Quartz Geode Specimens
H 6 in. W 6 in. D 4.5 in.
Naturalia Mineral Specimen, Italy, circa 1870
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen: A composition with rock crystal, amethyst, aragonite and pyrite crystals, mounted over a guild plated wooden base on a vase shape, decorated with leaves.
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Antique 1860s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Pyrite, Amethyst, Crystal, Rock Crystal

Wunderkammer Naturalia Mineral Specimen, a Smoke Crystal Quartz
Located in Milan, IT
A naturalia mineral specimen of a smoke crystal quartz It shows a wooden laquered base beje light blue color vase-shaped cup, Italy, circa 1880.
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Antique 1890s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

Continental Neoclassical Rock Crystal Obelisks on Rock Crystal Balls
Located in New York, NY
Continental neoclassical pair of rock crystal obelisks in hexagonal shape, each mounted on six bronze rods holding rock crystal balls and connecting to the hexagonal rock crystal bas...
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Early 20th Century European Neoclassical Natural Specimens

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

Naturalia Mineral Specimen, Italy, circa 1870 Splendid Wunderkammer Rarity
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen: A composition with Scolecite and pyrite crystals, mounted over a guild-plated wooden base on a vase shape.
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Antique 1870s Italian Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Pyrite

Natural specimen: a pair of Druzes with crystals, Italy 1880.
Located in Milan, IT
A natural mineral specimen. A pair of Apophyllite quartz Druzes mounted over a carved wooden base, vase shape with leaves gold gilt. Italy 1880 ca.
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Antique 1870s Italian Natural Specimens

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Rock Crystal, Crystal

Natural Rock Crystal Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Natural rock crystal sculpture with a stand. Superb beautiful rock crystal cluster with multiple peaks. Dimensions without a stand: 13.5"/W x 12"/D x 11"/H.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

  • Natural Rock Crystal Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Sculpture
H 14 in. W 13.5 in. D 12 in.
Rock Cristal Block
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Exceptional rock crystal.
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Organic Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

  • Rock Cristal Block
  • Rock Cristal Block
  • Rock Cristal Block
  • Rock Cristal Block
H 1.97 in. Dm 18.9 in.
Natural Rock Crystal Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Natural rock crystal sculpture with stand. Billion year old natural quartz sculpture, with various sized crystals growing from the surface. Measures: 9”/ L x 8”/ D x 4”/ H without st...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

  • Natural Rock Crystal Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Sculpture
H 7.5 in. W 8 in. D 9 in.
Naturalia Mineral Specimen, Italy, circa 1870 Splendid Wunderkammer Rarity
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen: A composition with Scolecite and Pyrite crystals, mounted over a guild plated wooden base on a vase shape.
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Antique 1870s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal, Rock Crystal, Pyrite

Large Rock Crystal Sphere
Located in Chicago, IL
Gem lore is endless, and every culture has its own beliefs about specific stones tied to cultural history, geography, and spiritual practices. In China, some practitioners of feng sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

  • Large Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Large Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Large Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Large Rock Crystal Sphere
H 11.5 in. Dm 11.5 in.
Naturalia Mineral Specimen, Italy, 1870 circa Splendid Wunderkammer Rarity
Located in Milan, IT
A Naturalia mineral specimen: A composition with Rock crystal, amethist, aragonite and pyrite crystals, mounted over a guild plated wooden base on a vase shape, decorated with leaves.
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Antique 1860s Italian Natural Specimens

Materials

Amethyst, Crystal, Rock Crystal, Pyrite

Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Natural rock crystal sculpture on a stand. Billion year old natural quartz sculpture, with various sized crystals growing from the surface.
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21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
H 8 in. W 11 in. D 13 in.
Natural Rock Crystal quartz Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Natural rock crystal sculpture with stand. Billion year old natural quartz sculpture, with various sized crystals growing from the surface. 12”/ L x 7.5”/ D x 4”/ H without stand.
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

  • Natural Rock Crystal quartz Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal quartz Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal quartz Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal quartz Sculpture
H 7.5 in. W 11 in. D 6.5 in.
Rare Grayish Rock Crystal Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Rare grayish rock crystal sculpture with multi peaks.    
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

  • Rare Grayish Rock Crystal Sculpture
  • Rare Grayish Rock Crystal Sculpture
  • Rare Grayish Rock Crystal Sculpture
  • Rare Grayish Rock Crystal Sculpture
H 12 in. W 8.5 in. D 4 in.
Natural Dark Rock Crystal Cluster
Located in New York, NY
Nature dark rock crystal cluster with polish brass stand. The sculpture without stand. Measures: 11” /L x 6” /W x 5” /H.
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

  • Natural Dark Rock Crystal Cluster
  • Natural Dark Rock Crystal Cluster
  • Natural Dark Rock Crystal Cluster
  • Natural Dark Rock Crystal Cluster
H 8 in. W 11 in. D 6 in.
Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Natural rock crystal sculpture with stand. Billion year old natural quartz sculpture, with various sized crystals growing from the surface. Measures: 13.75”/ L x 6”/ D x 5.5”/ H with...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
H 9 in. W 6.5 in. D 13.75 in.
Large Amber Quartz Rock Crystal Ball
Located in New York, NY
Large semi-translucent amber rock crystal quartz ball with polish nickel base. From the Oligocene (circa 30 million years ago), of a natural amber Quartz ball with semi-transparent ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

Pair of Modern Brazilian Rock Crystal Obelisks
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous pair of modern rock crystal obelisks from Brazil. A fabulous decorative accessory!
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

Rare Large Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Cluster
Located in New York, NY
Rare large natural rock crystal clusters.
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21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

Vintage Rock Crystal Tree of Life
Located in New York, NY
A small vintage rock crystal and brass 'Tree-of-Life' decorative object. Tree leaves are made up of small pieces of crystal and stone, brass wire tree trunk and branches, green cryst...
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Mid-20th Century Natural Specimens

Materials

Onyx, Stone, Marble, Rock Crystal, Brass

  • Vintage Rock Crystal Tree of Life
  • Vintage Rock Crystal Tree of Life
  • Vintage Rock Crystal Tree of Life
  • Vintage Rock Crystal Tree of Life
H 5 in. W 4 in. D 2.5 in.
Rock Crystal Point
Located in New York, NY
Extra large rock crystal (quartz) point, measures: 6.5".
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21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

Materials

Quartz

  • Rock Crystal Point
  • Rock Crystal Point
  • Rock Crystal Point
  • Rock Crystal Point
H 6.5 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Rare Large Amber Quartz Rock Crystal Ball
Located in New York, NY
Rare, large translucent amber rock crystal ball with beautiful veins.
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

Large Geometric Faceted Rock Crystal or Quartz
Located in New York, NY
Uniquely cut multifaceted rock crystal specimen. Rock crystal is the purest form of quartz and has been used in jewelry and ornaments since antiquity.
Category

2010s Brazilian Grand Tour Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

Rock Crystal Sphere
Located in Milan, IT
Rare rock crystal sphere, light brown rutile. Rutile is a mineral from which it is extracted the titanium, in the form of Fine needles similar to hair. Measures: Diameter cm 9 - inch...
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Vintage 1970s Central American Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal

  • Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Rock Crystal Sphere
H 3.55 in. Dm 3.55 in.
Rare Extra Large Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Cluster
Located in London, GB
Stunning rare extra large naturally formed rock crystal quartz cluster.
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Prehistoric Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

Rock Crystal Sphere
Located in Milan, IT
Rare rock crystal sphere, light brown rutile. Rutile is a mineral from which it is extracted the titanium, in the form of Fine needles similar to hair. Measures: Diameter cm 14. Ship...
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Vintage 1970s Central American Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal

  • Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Rock Crystal Sphere
H 5.52 in. Dm 5.52 in.
Rock Crystal Sphere
Located in Milan, IT
Rare rock crystal sphere, light brown rutile. Rutile is a mineral from which it is extracted the titanium, in the form of fine needles similar to hair. Measures: Diameter cm 9.5 - in...
Category

Vintage 1970s Central American Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal

  • Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Rock Crystal Sphere
H 3.75 in. Dm 3.75 in.
Large Rock Crystal Sphere and Gold Leaf Stand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage carved rock crystal orb on a gold-leafed column base. A spectacular example.    
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Vintage 1960s American Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

  • Large Rock Crystal Sphere and Gold Leaf Stand
  • Large Rock Crystal Sphere and Gold Leaf Stand
  • Large Rock Crystal Sphere and Gold Leaf Stand
  • Large Rock Crystal Sphere and Gold Leaf Stand
H 17.00 in. W 12.00 in. D 12.00 in.
Gigantic Rock Crystal Sphere
Located in New York, NY
Rock crystal/quartz sphere. Measure: 8.5".
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21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

Materials

Quartz

  • Gigantic Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Gigantic Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Gigantic Rock Crystal Sphere
  • Gigantic Rock Crystal Sphere
H 8.5 in. Dm 8.5 in.
Pair of Polished Rock Crystal Obelisks from South America
Located in Dallas, TX
Very fine pair of polished rock crystal obelisks from South America. These are very fine quality and they make an impressive statement! A fabulous accessory.
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21st Century and Contemporary South American Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

Antique Pair of Semi-Precious Fruit & Rock Crystal Tree Objet
Located in Toronto, ON
A spectacular pair of antique bronze tree objets on rock crystal bases and semi-precious stone fruits in tigers eye and carnelian.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal, Bronze

Natural Rock Crystal Cluster
Located in New York, NY
A natural rock crystal cluster with peaks.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

  • Natural Rock Crystal Cluster
  • Natural Rock Crystal Cluster
  • Natural Rock Crystal Cluster
  • Natural Rock Crystal Cluster
H 8 in. W 15 in. D 9 in.
Rock Crystal, Mounted, Smokey Quartz, Lamp Special Made Base, Brass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Smokey Quartz point with Rutilated strands throughout, hi polished and made with light in the Custom hexagon brass baes. Fantastic when it is lit up. Very rare stone out of Bra...
Category

1990s Brazilian Art Deco Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

Prehistoric Stone Rock Sculpture, China
Located in New York, NY
Prehistoric Chinese black stone rock sculpture on contemporary metal stand. Measure: Stand 8 x 4.
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Natural Specimens

Materials

Stone

Claude Victor Boeltz Expoding Gold Bronze Centerpiece Sculpture Rock Quartz
By Claude Victor Boeltz
Located in New York, NY
A rare beautiful 1970s 24-karat gold bronze sculpture with a large quartz and amethyst clusters made by French artist, Claude Victor Boeltz. Signed. Biography: Claude Victor Boelt...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Amethyst, Rock Crystal, Gold, Bronze

Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
A natural rock crystal cluster with polish brass stand. Measures: I 12” /L x 8” /D x 4” /H without stand.
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Natural Specimens

Materials

Quartz

Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Natural rock crystal sculpture with stand. Billion year old natural quartz sculpture, with various sized white crystals and copper crystal growing from the surface. Measures: 11.5” L...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Natural Specimens

Materials

Quartz

  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Sculpture
H 9.5 in. W 11.5 in. D 8 in.
Pair of Rock Crystal Obelisks
Located in New York, NY
A pair of carved rock crystal obelisk.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

  • Pair of Rock Crystal Obelisks
  • Pair of Rock Crystal Obelisks
  • Pair of Rock Crystal Obelisks
  • Pair of Rock Crystal Obelisks
H 19.75 in. W 5 in. D 5 in.
Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Cluster
Located in New York, NY
A horizontal natural rock crystal sculpture with peaks and grottoes.
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Natural Specimens

  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Cluster
  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Cluster
  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Cluster
  • Natural Rock Crystal Quartz Cluster
H 6.75 in. W 17 in. D 6.5 in.
Rock Crystal Point, Mounted in Silver Plate Base, Famous Design, Rare Stone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A great find of a large almost clear quartz crystal that was custom mounted on special designed base after the original by (Gustave Miklos). The only other one is on display at the V...
Category

1990s Brazilian Art Deco Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal

Huge Pinkish Quartz Crystal Covered Rock
Located in Leuven , BE
This Pinkish Quartz crystal covered rock either comes from India or the Himalaya mountains and weighs over 20 kg. Measures: 82 cm.
Category

20th Century Asian Natural Specimens

Materials

Rose Quartz

  • Huge Pinkish Quartz Crystal Covered Rock
  • Huge Pinkish Quartz Crystal Covered Rock
  • Huge Pinkish Quartz Crystal Covered Rock
  • Huge Pinkish Quartz Crystal Covered Rock
H 32.29 in. W 20.48 in. D 1.97 in.
Rock Crystal Sphere on Gold Stand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rock crystal sphere on gold three pronged stand... a very elegant gift. A compliment to any shelf or desk and wonderful as a sophisticated paper weight. The green rock crystal is ...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Natural Specimens

Materials

Malachite, Gold

  • Rock Crystal Sphere on Gold Stand
  • Rock Crystal Sphere on Gold Stand
  • Rock Crystal Sphere on Gold Stand
  • Rock Crystal Sphere on Gold Stand
H 3.25 in. Dm 2.38 in.
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Rock Specimen For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of rock specimen for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique rock specimen was constructed with extraordinary care, often using stone, rock crystal and crystal. We have 56 antique and vintage rock specimen in-stock, while there are 23 modern editions to choose from as well. Rock specimen have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Rock specimen bearing Mid-Century Modern or Art Deco hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made rock specimen over the years, but those made by Interi, Andrianna Shamaris and Claude Victor Boeltz are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Rock Specimen?

Prices for rock specimen start at $375 and top out at $32,500 with the average selling for $2,600.

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