Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Composition "Tea drinking"

    Composition "Tea drinking"

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Dreher, Paul

    Jasper, petrified wood, eosite, malachite, serpentine, sodalite, silver; carving, polishing

    20.3 х 16.5 х 15 сm


    Fine multi-gemstone carving depicting a man drinking tea at a table with a silver samovar. The petrified wood table is set with a plate full of carved agate dishes; the teacups and bowl are filled with jasper "soup". The man’s face is carved of eosite, as are his hands; the hair, eyebrows and beard are carved of malachite, his clothing is rendered in a variety of hardstones including malachite, serpentine, sodalite and jasper.