Two Gemstone Boxes
Lot 8402
Two Gemstone Boxes
Sold for US$ 2,688 inc. premium

Natural History

3 Dec 2006, 11:00 PST

Los Angeles

Lot Details
Two Gemstone Boxes
South Africa
Fabricated in Florence, Italy

Expertly crafted by an Italian artisan these boxes have matched seams, with the bands of chatoyancy lining up perfectly. The rectangular box carved of hawk’s eye, a rare blue variety of tiger’s eye, length 4 ½ in. The square box is carved of tiger’s eye, length 3 1/8in. Both are hinged and lined with onyx. All varieties of tiger’s eye are now extremely difficult to obtain due to export limitations placed on the material by South Africa. (2)
Activities
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