Lapidary and Bone-carving Art

Aquamarine falcon

    Aquamarine falcon

    20th century

    Aquamarine, lapis lazuli,quartz, ruby; carving, polishing

    Height 35.8 cm; 17.1 cm (falcon)


    Carved aquamarine model of a fierce falcon with well detailed plumage and a sectional tail: it has ruby eye, golden beak and feet. It is fixed on a round cabochon "egg" from cobalt color lapis lazuli. The "egg" is surmounted atop a cylindrical quartz pedestal on an octagonal basement decorated with gold vermeil mounts.