Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Chest for business cards

    Chest for business cards

    Russian Empire

    The 19th century

    Malachite, black stone (onyx?), metal; mosaic, polishing

    13.5 x 18.5 x 11.5 cm


    Casket in the form of a chest made of black stone, with convex (the so-called "humped") hinged lid, on rectangular base. The casket surface (walls and lid) is decorated with wide vertical stripes – malachite inserts. The base is revetted with malachite "panels" place along the perimeter. The casket inner side is divided into three compartments.