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    Chrysocolla & Malachite Box
    Stone Source: Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

    This oversized box is simply incredible. The stunning Malachite and Chrysocolla have been cut in such a way to truly create a piece of dramatic and useful art. The lid features a large section of bright turquoise Chrysocolla surrounded by patterned, dark green Malachite. Upon closer inspection, the Chrysocolla is intermixed among the fibrous Malachite and drusy Quartz crystals. The two sides feature large "rivers" of Chrysocolla, and each side has been book-matched for maximum appeal. The inside is lined with polished black stone and accented with a gold-plated piano hinge and an additional lid support hinge. The bottom has more of the polished black stone with rubber feet. Without question, this box is breathtaking and worthy to be a centerpiece in any home or environment.
    Overall Measurements: 9.50 x 6.25 x 3.50 inches (24.13 x 15.87 x 8.89 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

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




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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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