Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Gemstone flower study "The bleeding heart"

    Gemstone flower study "The bleeding heart"

    Germany, Idar-Oberstain

    Second half of the 20th century

    Wild, Manfred

    Rhodonite, opal, nephrite, rock crystal, aventurine, gold; carving, polishing

    Height 25.4 cm


    Classic northern European woodland flower "bleeding hearts" is a popular subject matter in the lapidary arts. The flowers are carved of vivid pink rhodonite, the stamens of white kaschlong opal, with five carved nephrite leaves emerging from a polished rock crystal vase. The circular removable base is formed of polished rock crystal with insert disc of vivid green aventurine quartz, with two borders of 18K gold.