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    GRAPHIC GRANITE BOX
    Handcrafted in Italy
    Stone source: Madagascar

    Resembling ancient cuneiform writing, Graphic Granite is a term applied to the particular pattern created by the intermingling of Feldspar and Smoky Quartz as seen in this large and impressive box. The master lapidary artist "butterflied" a single slab of stone with strong cream & grey patterning to create a "diamond" that runs from the top and continues down the front - the slightly deeper orange cream colors creating the pattern delineation. The "diamond" itself is an illusion as there is no inlay work at all other than the butterfly seam, which is virtually invisible. The box is in excellent condition and measures 9 1/8 x 6 ½ x 4 inches high. It has a black Onyx interior and bottom and gold-plated furniture.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    17th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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