Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Snuffbox with agate lid

    Snuffbox with agate lid

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Wild, Manfred, Wild, Manfred

    Quartz, agate, gold; carving, polishing

    Length 11.4 cm


      Oval snuffbox from a single boulder of translucent speckled milky agate, probably originating from Montana. Removable lid is on the snuffbox top. The contour of the lid is fitting snugly into the nearly optically clear quartz body of the box, which is polished to the exterior and hollowed out to the interior. The lid is rimmed with yellow gold.