Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Peacock on quartz base

    Peacock on quartz base

    South America

    20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Lapis lazuli, obsidian, quartz, rubies, gold; carving, polishing

    Height 38 cm


    Lapis lazuli carving of a peacock on quartz base of fine quality natural color Afghani lapis lazuli, the peacock is embellished with 18K gold accents including the "eyes" on the tail feathers bearing small faceted rubies. The bird perches upon a fine tall quartz crystal on a black obsidian base.