Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Box "The bear's head"

    Box "The bear's head"

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Wild, Manfred, Emile Becker firm

    Agate, rubies, gold; carving, polishing

    Length 11.4 см

    Firm mark "EB"


    Box is realistically carved to depict a Russian brown bear. It is formed from a single piece of natural brown agate from Brazil. The hinged lid rimmed with a border of a substantial amount of 18K yellow gold and the box is hollowed out to the interior to reveal the translucency of the agate. The eyes are set with ruby cabochons, rimmed with 18K gold.