Artist: Konstantin Libman
    Stone Source: Afghanistan & Philippines

    This one-of-a-kind box has a strong, meticulously crafted, diamond pattern fashioned from vibrant Lapis lazuli from Afghanistan and Mother of Pearl from the Philippines. The strong, sparkling iridescence of the Mother of Pearl contrasts brilliantly against the rich blue of the Afghani Lapis; the pattern comes together superbly after being precisely mitered and attached to the blackstone frame by master lapidarist Konstantin Libman. This box took an enormous amount of time to create, and it is a testament to the skill of the artist evident by the inlay work, which is essentially seamless, and the box lid fitting securely. It has a cedar interior and is finished off with gold plated brass hinges. This designer box comes with a custom wood presentation box lined with black velvet. This fine box has the artist's unique serial number 0477 engraved on the bottom and would make an excellent humidor. Both the mineral box and the wooden outer box are well presented and in excellent to pristine condition.
    Overall Measurements: 6.03 x 4.28 x 2.19 inches (15.32 x 10.86 x 5.56 cm)

    Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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