The Ancient Egyptians were the first known civilization to revere alabaster for its translucency and beauty. The mineral is not a hard stone and lends itself perfectly to intricate carving. The Italian alabaster vessels in The Roger Thomas Collection are made by a family who has been working in alabaster for centuries. Each vessel sits on a gold leaf base. The Arco lidded vessel has a gold leaf knob. The hand carved Quatre Bowl rests on alabaster feet.
OVERALL 15.75"H X 8"DIA.