“Love” and “Hope”


Front: Deeply incised cross surrounded by incised pattern of grapes on a vine. All surrounded by a single line incised border. All incised decoration painted gold.
Rear: Deep carved oval with “LOVE” incised at center, simple vine and flowers incised above and below the word “LOVE.” All surrounded by an incised foliate pattern of a vine and flowers. All incised decoration painted gold.
Spine: Incised decoration comprised of two bands, each with a specific image. The top band depicts what may be an open book with tassels at the bottom; the bottom band reads “HOPE” above two crossed keys. All incised decoration is painted gold.
Foredge: Coved and painted gold. Top and bottom edges painted gold as well.

Elaborate design.

  • Dateca. 1900
  • MediumMarble, white
  • Dimensions (inches)3 3/8 x 2 11/16 x 1 3/16

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