Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Young bear with agate ball

    Young bear with agate ball

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Wild, Manfred, Emile Becker firm

    Citrine, agate, black obsidian, green aventurine, sapphires cabochons, 18K gold; carving, polishing

    Length 11.4 cm; ball diameter 3.9 cm

    Signatures: firm "EB"; master's "M.Wild"


    A bear is rendered from fine quality natural citrine. His eyes are formed of sapphire cabochons. The bear rests upon a removable base formed of green aventurine quartz, framed with18K yellow gold, upon a polished black obsidian base. He balances a removable banded agate ball.