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    TRANSLUCENT BLUE CHALCEDONY BOX
    Handcrafted in Italy
    Stone source: South Africa
    This blue Chalcedony box has been fashioned from a solid block of top-grade material from the Ysterputs Farm on the South African-Namibian border region, the only source for this wonderful pastel blue stone. Solid pieces of this stone, with this depth of color, marks it as being from an earlier mining period, and indeed this prize material had long been in the inventory of an Idar Oberstein lapidary master carver. He passed it on to the Italian artisan who created this fine translucent box with striking "cloud" and "ring" patterns. This one-of-a-kind box measures 3 ½ x 5 1/8 inches (9 x 13 cm), has gold plated brass furniture and is in excellent condition.


    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    6th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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