Front: Four very deeply carved Gothic recesses surrounding a central circular element with an applied high relief crown. Three holes at top and bottom. Crown and all recesses gilded. Elaborate.
Rear: Elongated vertical diamond surrounded by deeply carved hexagonal space. Conforming incised line around hesagon with corner holes. All incising and holes gilded. Center diamond missing applied element.
Spine: Three thin raised ribs with bishops miter and star in high relief.
Foredge: Coved with scribed pagelines. All gilded.

Very skillful elaborate carving in unusually high relief.  Neo Gothic look.  Does not have a typically American look.   Italian?

  • Dateca. 1900
  • MediumWhite marble
  • Dimensions (inches)5 1/16 x 3 3/8 x 1 1/4