Swedish butter box of porphyry, early 19th c
A Swedish butter box made of porphyry with a knob of gilt bronze. Early 19th c. Swedish porphyry have names after different places were it was found. This box is made of Blyberg porphyry.
Porphyry is one of the hardest stones to work. To make one box like this took around 75-100 hours of labour work.
Dimensions: Height 13.0 cm (5.1 inches) x Width 13.0 cm (5.1 inches)
Price: 28 000 SEK (/)
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