Description & Technical information

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

Weight: 155g

Date:  1790
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  Germany, Dresden
Medium: gold, Vari-coloured hardstone
Signature: Engraved to the cover beside each stone with the specimen numbers 1 through 9, the sides numbered 10 though 39 and the base numbered 40 through 48

Dimensions: 9 x 5.7 x 1 cm (3¹/₂ x 2¹/₄ x 0³/₈ inches)
Categories: Jewellery