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Rock Crystal Box

Unknown1001 AH

The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait

The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait

A spheroidal box carved of rock crystal, consisting of two hemispheres decorated allover in a formal lattice motif with settings of lobed floral aspect. This box is inlaid with gold and set with rubies and pale emeralds. Both ends (top and bottom) are set with large ruby cabochons from which radiate spider-web like motifs, bordered by overlapping hearts followed by tangent arches and circumscribing one of the hemispheres, a band of tangent, alternating ruby and emerald cabochons. The interior of the box is in gold, with silver directly underlying the rock crystal.

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Details

  • Title: Rock Crystal Box
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1001 AH
  • Physical Dimensions: h5.66 cm
  • Decoration: Kundan technique used to form vegetal motifs.
  • Type: Carved & kundan worked
  • Rights: al Sabah Collection
  • Medium: A rock crystal inlad with gold, rubies, emeralds and silver.

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