Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Cornflowers in the vase

    Cornflowers in the vase

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Dreher, Paul

    Chalcedony, nephrite, rock-crystal, diamonds, gold; carving, polishing

    Height 20.3 cm


    Two delicate flower heads are carved from blue chalcedony, centering of a carved nephrite pistil, four Russian nephrite leaves grace the yellow gold stem. The flowers emerges from a fluted quartz vase, the interior of which is constructed to give the illusion of water in the vase.