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LARGE DECORATIVE MALACHITE BOX

Lot 41213 Details

Description
LARGE DECORATIVE MALACHITE BOX
Handcrafted in Italy
Stone source: Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)

A classic rectangular box rendered in highly patterned Malachite from Zaire. The top and side surfaces are composed of Malachite stalactite sections chosen for their 'flower' type of banding. A huge 'flower' decorates the top of the box and the pattern is repeated on each of the four sides - an expressive display of light and dark banding that appears to be almost chatoyant in nature. The inlay work is so precise that it appears to be seamless. Top grade Malachite, such as seen in this box, is becoming very difficult to obtain. The interior is of black onyx and the metal furniture is gold-plated brass. The box rests upon colorless, rock crystal feet. In excellent condition with a fine polish. Fit and finish are characteristic of Italian workmanship: very well made. Overall dimensions are an impressive 11 ¾ x 8 x 4 ½ inches (30 x 20 cm) and it is in very fine condition.

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LARGE DECORATIVE MALACHITE BOX

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
Jan 18, 2009
Starting Price $5,500
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41213: LARGE DECORATIVE MALACHITE BOX

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Est. $8,000 - $12,000Starting Price $5,500
2009 JAN Signature Natural History #6012
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Lot 41213 Details

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LARGE DECORATIVE MALACHITE BOX
Handcrafted in Italy
Stone source: Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)

A classic rectangular box rendered in highly patterned Malachite from Zaire. The top and side surfaces are composed of Malachite stalactite sections chosen for their 'flower' type of banding. A huge 'flower' decorates the top of the box and the pattern is repeated on each of the four sides - an expressive display of light and dark banding that appears to be almost chatoyant in nature. The inlay work is so precise that it appears to be seamless. Top grade Malachite, such as seen in this box, is becoming very difficult to obtain. The interior is of black onyx and the metal furniture is gold-plated brass. The box rests upon colorless, rock crystal feet. In excellent condition with a fine polish. Fit and finish are characteristic of Italian workmanship: very well made. Overall dimensions are an impressive 11 ¾ x 8 x 4 ½ inches (30 x 20 cm) and it is in very fine condition.

Shipping: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (
view shipping information)

Important notice: Heritage usually auctions material at the rate of 100-110 lots per hour. On some occasions eBay Live bid software or the Internet may not be able to keep up with the pace of the auction. We recommend placing a realistic absentee bid now as insurance to avoid disappointment. Occasionally the auctioneer may eliminate or reject an eBay Live bid, and the auctioneer may also reopen a lot after the close of the eBay live bidding (usually because we missed an audience bid), and may reject your bid even if it shows you as the winning bidder. By bidding via eBay Live, you agree that Heritage may award the lot to another bidder at its sole discretion under the circumstances described above or any other reasonable circumstances. Since eBay bids are not shown to us until we open the lot on the floor, we treat those bids just like floor bids. In most cases the floor responds before the eBay bid is presented to us, due to Internet lag time, so for consistency we have made it a policy that floor bids are always considered first over tie eBay live bids. Also please note that all Heritage lots purchased through eBay Live carry a 22.50% Buyer's Premium with a $9 minimum Buyer's Premium. Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions before you bid. This lot is being auctioned in conjunction with a live floor auction by Heritage Auctions. All final auction and invoice information will be supplied by Heritage Auctions, and all other information should be considered preliminary. Lot:41213

Winning Notification and Billing: After the FINAL session in this auction is complete, Heritage will send e-mail and snail mail invoices. This process normally takes several days. All final auction and invoice information will be supplied by Heritage Auctions, and all other information should be considered preliminary.

Second Chance Offers: Heritage does not make Second Chance Offers. Once our auction ends, if you receive a Second Chance Offer to buy this item DO NOT accept the offer. Please forward any Second Chance offer emails received on one of our auctions to eBay's Safe Harbor Department.

This auction will be conducted on a live auction floor and over the Internet through eBay Live. If you choose to place an absentee bid, please take a moment to learn how eBay Live absentee bidding works
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75219-3941, United States

Tel: 214-528-3500
Fax: 214-443-8425
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