The craftsmen have worked the extremely hard quartz mineral to a fine-honed finish, in the process the natural flow lines of the semi-precious mineral have guided the eventual outcome of this unique object. Quartz is listed high on the Moh's scale of hardness, very near as hard a semi-precious stone as a diamond.
A beautiful hand-carved semi-precious-stone translucent Quartz bowl. The quartz mineral polished to an exacting standard exhibiting a glass-like fine and tactile to the touch surface, from the Fianarantsoa Province, found in Madagascar.
Age: Since the Paleozoic era.
Origin: Itremo massif, Itremo Commune, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar.
Quartz bowl measurements.
Length: 26.0 cm
Height: 8.0 cm
Weight: 3,773 Kg