Lapidary and Bone-carving Art

Box in the form monkey's head

    Box in the form monkey's head

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    the 20th century

    Wild, Manfred, Emile Becker firm

    Agate, gold, sapphires; carving, polishing

    Height 6.4 cm

    Marks: firm "EB OHG" with gold alloy 750; master's signature "M.Wild" and firm mark "EB"


    Exploiting the natural variations in the agate colouration to render the monkey's head, the box possesses a substantial 18K yellow gold collar and thumbpiece closure, cabochon sapphire eyes are rimmed in 18K gold.