Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Nephrite letter opener

    Nephrite letter opener

    20th century

    Nephrite, pink sapphires, gold; carving, polishing, mounting

    Length 19 cm

    The handle carved to depict a French bulldog, with faceted pink sapphire eyes bezel-set in 18K yellow gold and having a gold collar set with small faceted pink sapphires. The head bears a frosted or matte finish while the blade has been honed to a bright polish which reveals its translucency.