Lapidary Works of Art

Composition "Hamster with harvest cast" with music movement

    Composition "Hamster with harvest cast" with music movement

    Germany, Idar-Obershtain

    20th century

    Wild, Manfred

    Agate, rhodochrosite, Jasper, 18K gold; carving, polishing

    Length 40.6 cm

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      Whimsical composition depicting a hamster as coachman with a team of four mice pulling the cart of harvest fruit. The coachman and mice are carved of translucent Brazilian brown agate, the raspberries are carved from rhodochrosite, the walnuts and the cart of jasper. The lavish fittings, reins and accessories as well as the tails of the mice are 18K yellow gold.

    The movement plays the well-known tune "Happy Birthday to You".

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    Инв.6412/ДПИ