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    Malachite Box
    Stone Source: Katanga Copper Crescent
    Katanga (Shaba)
    Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

    Malachite is one of the most popular stones used by lapidary artists, and it is easy to understand why. This box features striking green Malachite, which ranges from light green to dark green in "bull's-eye" swirling patterns. This medium-sized box is lined in black stone and finished with a gold-plated piano hinge. The bottom is black with felt feet. There are some cracks along the sides, and a few scratches on the lid, which is not unexpected with this variety of brittle material. A small chip was knocked off one corner of the box during display.
    Overall Measurements: 5.12 x 3.50 x 1.62 inches (13.00 x 8.89 x 4.11 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

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


    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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