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    Rhodochrosite Box
    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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    Auction Dates
    May
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
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    14 Days 3h 57m
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