Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Two mice in the boat

    Two mice in the boat

    20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Chalcedony, quartz, rubies, gold; carving, polishing

    Length (overall): 17.8 cm


    Both mice are carved from bright, natural blue chalcedony from Malawi, the are eyes made from cabochon rubies, rimmed in gold vermeil, the tails and the leaf-shaped "oar" is of gold vermeil. They are fixed in the leaf-form boat. Both figurines are removable.