Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Dancing bear

    Dancing bear

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Dreher, Paul

    Obsidian, gold; carving, polishing

    Height 12.7 cm


    The figure is made in the form of a traditional Russian “dancing” on the hind legs bear from brown obsidian; rich brown natural hues of obsidian realistically render bear's fur. The eyes are of small diamonds, rimmed in gold.