Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Box in the form of a mushroom

    Box in the form of a mushroom

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Dreher, Paul

    Agate, jasper, dioptase, diamonds, silver; carving, polishing

    12.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm


    Composition of two mushrooms is a puzzle box.  The cap of a large mushroom cap can be removed, revealing a hollow stripe. The mushroom caps are made from polished brown Brazilian agate, the stripes of ochroid jasper. The mushrooms are fixed on the base of dioptase crystals, resembling moss, and studded with a scattering of rose-cut diamonds.