Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Opal rooster

    Opal rooster

    Germany, Idar-Oberstain

    Middle of the 20th century

    Wild, Manfred

    Gold 18K, black and white Australian opal, carnelian, yellow agate, diamonds, black obsidian, enamel; carving, assembling, polishing

    Height 19 cm (overall), pedestal diameter 13 cm, 1635 gr


    Fine realistic carving of a rooster rendered in black and white precious Australian opal. Brilliant red cock’s comb is carved of carnelian, the beak of yellow agate. The tail feathers are enhanced with coloured enamel on gold and accented with 74 diamonds. 18K yellow gold feet stand firmly planted upon a base of boulder opal atop a circular black onyx pedestal decorated with gold borders.