Lapidary and Bone-carving Art

Agate and gold box

    Agate and gold box

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Wild, Manfred, Emile Becker

    Agate, gold; carving, polishing

    11.4 х 8.9 х 3.8 cm

    Marks: "750"; "EB" for Emil Becker, Manfred Wild's firm and monogram "OHG"


     Oval box, carved from a single fine-quality boulder brown-black banded agate with a hinged lid. The box is hollowed out to permit the light through the translucent stone for better viewing of the concentric patterns of the exceptional material.