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Large Jeweled Malachite Circular Jewelry Box

Eastern European or Russian fashion casket of genuine malachite stone. It’s quite heavy with a very large amethyst gem cut stone and filigree silver wire base as a knob to the top. The rim in bronze and the sides decorated in neoclassical cameo of a beautiful woman in agate, enamel, and gold. Size 8" W x 6 1/2" H

Known as the stone of transformation the box or caskets are often faux malachite and only exceptional quality variations are done in lapidary artistry from a single stone and carved in the raw material which can be quite brittle and difficult to use in larger examples.

Condition: Top finial broken with areas of repair to lid.