Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Figurine of a coachman (Russian yamschik)

    Figurine of a coachman (Russian yamschik)

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Dreher, Paul

    Lapis lazuli, jasper, nephrite, gold; carving, polishing

    Height 11.4 cm


    Figurine of a coachman is carved from Afghani lapis lazuli speckled with pyrite, the applied buttons and belt are from yellow gold, the detalized beard is carved from black jasper as well as the top hat. The face and hands are carved of a tan colored jasper. The figurine is fixed on the oval polished nephrite base.