Hand on heart


Front: Relief chrysanthemum encircled by wreath with five pointed stars in each corner of cover.
Back: High relief right hand with pen [writing] on a heart. [realistic carving]
Spine: Relief profile of a man with double hearts above and below.  Four relief double bands.
Coved & polished fore edge.

Extraordinary motifs and carving.   Symbolic of being written on one’s heart.  Paid a lot of money for this, but best of  the best.

  • Dateca. 1900
  • MediumMarble, white
  • Dimensions (inches)7 7/8 x 5 x 1 7/8