Rhodochrosite Box. Stone Source: Argentina. ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
Stone Source: Argentina
Rhodochrosite has long been prized as a mineral for its lovely pinkish-red coloration. This large box has been beautifully crafted from this spectacular material and features "stalactitic" white banding, which has been book-matched along all sides. The hinged lid reveals a contrasting white mineral interior. There is slight damage to one corner of the lid, but it has been stabilized. The box is finished with a gold-plated brass hinge and felt feet. This box is uniquely one-of-a-kind for its substantial size and exceptional beauty.
Overall Measurements: 10.55 x 5.75 x 1.65 inches (26.80 x 14.60 x 4.20 cm)
Provenance: Central Coast Collection
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.
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