Lapidary Works of Art

Egret

    Egret

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    1980s

    Bank, Eberhard

    Lapis lazuli, coral, calcite, diamonds, gold; carving, polishing

    Height 19 cm

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    Lapis Lazuli carving of an Egret. The texturing of the bird's feathers is finely carved and the eyes are formed of a pair of bezel-set brilliants. The beak is carved of bright orange coral. The gold vermeil legs rest upon a "marshy landscape" evoked by the use of a mound of dog's tooth calcite on matrix.

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    Инв.5847/ДПИ