A gorgeous alabaster heart shape trinket box, hand crafted in Kingston, Jamaica by Egbert Hamilton.
Good condition, there is a little bit of nibbling to the edges inside the lid.
Approximate Measurements: 3¼” high, 4″ wide, 4″ long
When Egbert Hamilton stumbled upon the alabaster stone in the hills of Bull Bay, St Thomas, in 1969, it sparked a fire in the then 19-year-old. He felt compelled to find out what beautiful trinkets could be created from the smooth, fine-grained rock.
At the time, he was working with an older gentleman making costume jewellery from coconut shells and seeds and had gone in search of those raw materials when he discovered the alabaster.
“I stumble upon the stones and I took back a piece to the factory where I was working and made a cup and saucer with it. My boss’ wife bought it at a reasonable price. After that I went out in the Bull Bay gully and start searching for the stone and made a table out there, and started working to see what else I can make,” Hamilton said.