Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Petry, Gunter

    Agate, black obsidian (Russia), sapphires cabochons, 18K gold; carving, polishing

    Height 10.8 cm


    Realistically carved snowy owl is hand-carved of light brownish-gray agate.
    Sapphire cabochon eyes, rimmed in 18K yellow gold decorate the face while the bird sits atop a tapered base of polished Russian black obsidian, bordered with 18K yellow gold.