Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Tropical fish

    Tropical fish

    South America


    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Chrysocolla, opal, rubies, gold, silver; carving, polishing, mounting

    Height 10 cm


    Blue-green gem silica chrysocolla is the medium for this carving depicting a tropical fish in this small cabinet display piece. Two faceted rubies form the eyes, gold vermeil silver suggests his kelp environment which rises from the "sea floor" suggested by the slab of polished light blue Andean opal from Peru.