This is a superb quality antique Russian Art Deco malachite casket, Circa 1920 in date.
The casket with a decorative brass border below the lid.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned in our workshops, , please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 6.5 x Width 15 x Depth 10
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 4 inches.
Malachite is an opaque, green banded mineral. It is believed to be a strong protector of children. It protects the wearer from accidents and protects travellers. Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships.
Malachite is always green, usually in banded tones varying from very dark green to a mellow green. Most malachite comes from Zaire, Chile and Australia.
Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used malachite for jewellery and ground it to use as eye shadow. It is used in amulets to protect against the evil eye. In the Middle Ages it was used to protect children from witches and other dangers.
Our reference: A3032