Description

    Malachite Box
    L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi
    Katanga Copper Crescent
    Katanga (Shaba)
    Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)


    The first thing that stands out about this box is the amazing color of the Malachite which was used to create this prized box. Malachite is known for its incredibly rich green coloration with areas of black patterning. This box exhibits all those characteristics and is a functional keepsake box. This handcrafted item features matched sections of Malachite across all the sides and the lid. The bottom and inside also showcase the amazingly rich Malachite hue and patterning. The lid is attached by a Gold-plated brass fitting and has a Malachite handle for functionality. The overall dense box is in good condition with some evidence of worked areas near the contact point between the body of the box and the lid, but, otherwise, this piece is in excellent condition and is sure to keep items safe - in a beautiful location.
    Overall Measurements: 15.75 x 9.75 x 5.00 inches (40.00 x 24.76 x 12.70 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    November, 2017
    4th Saturday
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