18th century Italian candlestick fragment (Florence) decorated with a fishtail selenite blade.
Size: 13.5” high x 5” wide x 5” deep
Fishtail Selenite are twin crystals of optical selenite that have grown together in the shape of angel wings. This crystalline form of selenite gypsum is comprised of striations which look like optical light fibers. Unusual in size, these specimens have been mined by hand in Mexico.