Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Black opal carving of a frog

    Black opal carving of a frog

    20th century

    Stevens, Ronald

    Opal; carving, polishing

    5.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


      Frog is made of a solid crystal about 125 carats of black translucent Australian opal (Mintabie, South Australia). The head and body are in dark tints, from black to dark gray with blue shades. The lower part of a figurine is shaped as a pair of leaves upon which the frog rests. The leaves are made in light tints - from gray to yellow.