Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Bellflowers in a vase

    Bellflowers in a vase

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Dreher, Paul

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

    Height 22.8 cm


    Flowers are carved from dyed red chalcedony. The pistils are set with single-cut diamonds. Golden stem is decorated with nephrite leaves emerging from a clear, polished quartz vase, which gives an illusion of water in the glass.