Description & Technical information

Weight: 155g
The rectangular box with rounded corners, the cover, sides, and base inlaid in striped lines with 48 numbered rectangular specimens of semi-translucent and opaque Saxon hardstones, including a variety of agates, cornelian, jasper and amethyst, cagework mounted within narrow bright cut gold bands, similarly decorated rims, engraved to the cover beside each stone with the specimen numbers 1 through 9, the sides numbered 10 through 39 and the base numbered 40 through 48.

Date:  1790
Period:  Late 18th century
Origin:  Dresden
Medium: gold, Vari-coloured hardstone
Dimensions: 9 x 5.7 x 1 cm (3¹/₂ x 2¹/₄ x 0³/₈ inches)
Categories: Jewellery