A Malachite Intarsia box
Fabricated in Italy of fine concentric banded malachite from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is a particularly fine example of Florentine craftsmanship in that the lid is formed of a single slab of malachite with perfectly seamed edges allowing the banding to continue on the sides. With onyx lined interior and brass piano hinge.
7 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 in