Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Roaring lion

    Roaring lion

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Dreher, Paul

    Tiger's eye, chalcedony, rhodochrosite, diamonds; carving, polishing

    Length 17.8 cm

    The author's monogram and number 161 on the paw


    Carving of an angry lion crouching as if to pounce upon its prey: with smooth polished surface of the tiger's eye quartz to evoke the silken fur, with numerous detailed accents such as white chalcedony teeth, rhodochrosite tongue and palate and small diamond-set eyes.