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