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Here is a truly spectacular Art Deco rock crystal box set with rubies and diamonds that exemplifies the quality and craftsmanship that is associated with this wonderful era. Made in the 1920's, the box measures 87mm by 57mm by 13mm and feels amazing to hold in the palm of your hand with a wonderful weight and tactile feel to it. Rock crystal has been used for carvings for centuries, and this would have no doubt been hand carved in Idar-Oberstein in Germany. For centuries Idar-Oberstein was known as the best place in the world for cutting agate that was sourced both locally as well as from Brazil. Then in the centre is that stunning design set with forty one natural rubies and surrounded by an elegant border of diamonds. And then set amongst the engraved section are more diamonds that have been so expertly set. In total there are sixty one diamonds and set into the clasp to open the case there is a cabochon cut sapphire. Joining the two halves together and again expertly hand engraved, this is made with platinum which showcases that this is a piece of exceptional quality and is of the highest standard. Spectacular from every angle, this Art Deco box is up there with the best of the best. Stock# W1564cc Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Here is a truly exquisite Art Deco agate box with platinum diamond and black onyx hinges that highlights the quality and attention to detail that is the epitome of the Art Deco period of the 1920's. Carved in agate, the box measures 88mm in length by 63mm wide and 12.8mm tall, and even though the platinum diamond and onyx fittings were made in France and was no doubt where this was all assembled, the box would have more than likely have been carved in the gemstone carving centre of the world, Idar-Oberstein in Germany.Â For centuries Idar-Oberstein was known as the best place in the world for cutting agate that was sourced both locally as well as from Brazil. The hinges and clasp on this box bear French hallmarks for being made in platinum, and the clasp is set with fifty seven diamonds and each hinge forty one diamonds. With each section further highlighted with facetted black onyx, this wonderful black and white combination stands out even more to show the elegant design and shape that is so characteristic of the Art Deco period. Absolutely exquisite, this is a box for the discerning collector. Stock# W1563cc Circa: 1920 $Sold.