Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Figure of a mouse and a trap

    Figure of a mouse and a trap

    20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Ruby, chalcedony, whalebone, wood, gold, silver; carving, polishing, marquetry

    15 x 15 x 10 cm (base)


    Mouse, carved from Tanzanian ruby-in-zoisite with some green veining, completed with a gold vermeil tail. The trap is formed of a slab of fossil whale bone with silver mountings, the removable piece of cheese is carved of chalcedony. Mounted on a wooden marquetry base.