Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Skating mouse

    Skating mouse

    Germany, Idar-Oberstain

    The 20th century

    Zimmerman, Alfred

    Agate, aquamarine, sapphires, gold; carving, polishing

    Length 10 cm


      The banded nature of the original agate specimen is utilized to show the gradations in the mouse's fur. The eyes are from sapphire cabochons, the tail is mounted with 18K yellow gold, as wall as the skates and whiskers. Base is in the form of an aquamarine ice floe.