Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Pink opal and obsidian heron

    Pink opal and obsidian heron

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Bank, Eberhard

    Pink opal, obsidian, calcite, silver; carving, polishing

    Height 15.2 cm


    The neck of the heron is carved from obsidian, the beak – from pink Andean opal, the body pink opal, silver-gilt legs resting upon a natural dog-toothed calcite base which is evocative of a marsh landscape.