Aragonite Intarsia Box
Lot 9196
Aragonite Intarsia Box
Sold for US$ 300 inc. premium
Auction Details
Natural History New York
30 Apr 2008 13:00 EDT

Auction 16422
Lot Details
Aragonite Intarsia Box
Karlsbad, Czech Republic
circa 1920-1939

Fabricated during the height of the tourist era to the famed spa this box would have been sold to tourists visiting the region. Inset with local aragonite specimens cut in cross-section and centering on a diamond-shaped panel bearing the word “Carlsbad”, with small accents of Russian malachite, within a silver border, length 4 ¼in

Footnotes

  • See also lot 9235 for an example of the aragonite deposits in the local pipes of Karlsbad
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