Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Sea turtle emerging from the water

    Sea turtle emerging from the water

    Germany, Idar-Obershtain

    Zimmerman, Alfred

    Watermelon tourmaline; carving, polishing

    8.9 х 6.3 х 4.5 cm, 210 gr

    Maker's mark "AZ" for Alfred Zimmerman


    Using a thick, gemmy slice of old mine Maine tourmaline from the Newry Mine, a rare and desirable collector's item to begin with, master lapidary artist Alfred Zimmerman has depicted a sea turtle emerging from the water. The detail of the stippled ground and texturing of the turtle is exquisite.