Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

A sitting duck

    A sitting duck

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Manfred Gettman

    Labradorite, agate, rock crystal; carving, polishing

    Length 21.6 cm


    Labradorite carving of a duck - the use of labradorite with its iridescent sheen and changeable colors, depending on the angle of observation, is a fitting one to suggest the iridescent feathers of a duck. Both the beak and the foot are carved from translucent brown agate; the eyes are carved of rock crystal.