Lapidary Works of Art

Figure of a miner

    Figure of a miner

    Germany, Idar-Oberstain

    20th century

    Dreher, Paul

    Agate, jasper, lapis lazuli, chalcedony, sapphires, eosite, gold; carving, polishing

    Height 12.7 cm


    Gemstone figure of a miner with a gold vermeil shovel carved of various hardstones: blue sapphire cabochon eyes, a black agate hat, eosite faces, jasper beard, red jasper shirt, brown jasper cload, lapis lazuli trousers, white chalcedony socks and black agate shoes.