Moss agate bowl with 14k Rococo style handles.
Lot 1285
Moss Agate and Gold Bonbonière
Sold for US$ 5,250 inc. premium
Lot Details
Moss Agate and Gold Bonbonière
By Paul Dreher
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

A form of dendritic agate, moss agate has a dendritic formation ("fernlike" branching pattern) of a more three-dimensional form in which the dendrites develop in fissures in quartz. The transparency of the agate allows these formations to be easily seen. This pretty oval bowl is carved from a single piece of highly translucent moss agate, most likely originating in Russia, finished with a fine polish. Fitted with 14K yellow gold Rococo style handles. Length 6 1/2 in
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