Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Composition "The apple blossom"

    Composition "The apple blossom"

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Wild, Manfred

    Opal, agate, citrine, silver; carving, polishing

    17 х 10 х 10 cm


    Contemporary twist on the traditional Lapidary theme of flower studies, the composition features a gem-quality flower carved of fiery white opal from Coober Pedy, Australia the pollen suggested by the citrine to the center. Four Russian nephrite leaves grace the branch of silver. The branch rests atop a Brazilian grey agate sphere having a geode cavity.
    The sphere is removable from the grey agate base.