Malachite, one of the most sought after and wonderful semi-precious stones, is the material with which this delightful late 19th-early 20th century lidded box is made of. Striking green color and the most charmingly detailed carvings are the strengths of this small but precious collectible object!
The workmanship is equally sought after, the jewelry or trinket box features scalloped edges and apron, cabriole legs and a decorative carving in the shape of a cord which embellishes the central part of the casket throughout. A square lid with a solid malachite knob closes this lavish decorative object.
A trinket box but also a multipurpose object that will always sparkle the alluring colour and serpentine bands of the most beautiful shades of green however you decide to use it.
Wonderfully scaled, this captivating natural stone displaying a desirable patina but in very good order polished slices, it’ s big enough to store your jewelry, also use it as a candy holder or keep your favorite chocolates in it.
Perfect as a showcase, vitrine object or collectibles, this lidded box will give a touch of light and refined elegance, suitable for any room even as a precious casket in your powder room.
This magnificent Malachite jewelry box is without a doubt one of the best examples I have come across, graced with the natural appeal of striking malachite stone and the most charmingly detailed carvings. Boxes, such as this, were typically brought back from Europe as “Grand Tour” souvenirs. Ready to behold.
Malachite is a semi-precious stone that derives from copper that has always been mined in Russia, Italy and also in some areas of Africa. Since ancient times, magical, divinatory and calming properties have been attributed to this green stone, so much so that the Egyptian pharaohs used to embed it in their headdresses. It has always been a stone linked to femininity and fertility