Lapidary Works of Art

Rock crystal box with reverse intaglio carving

    Rock crystal box with reverse intaglio carving

    Germany, Idar-Obershtain

    20th century

    Wild, Manfred

    Rock crystal, quartz, gold; carving, polishing

    Length 6.3 cm

    Mark "750"

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    Sailing on calm waters—the waterline imaginatively suggested by a natural fingerprint inclusion dotted with green chlorite within the quartz. The lid is bordered by an engraved 18K yellow gold decoration. A concealed gold piano hinge assists in opening the box to reveal the inset rim and hollowed out interior of the nearly optically clear rock crystal quartz body.

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    Инв.5417/ДПИ