Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Agate box

    Agate box

    Germany, Idar-Obershtain

    20th century

    Wild, Manfred, Emile Becker

    Agate, gold; carving, polishing

    10.8 х 7 х 3.8 cm

    Marks; "750"; "EB" for Emil Becker, Manfred Wild's firm.


     Triangular agate box, carved of a single boulder of fine quality grey-brown banded agate from Minas Gerais, Brazil. The body of the box has been hollowed out to permit the transmission of light through the translucent stone to better allow the viewing of the fascinating concentric patterns of the exceptional material.