Lapidary Works of Art

Falcon on hawk's eye base

    Falcon on hawk's eye base

    the 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Heliodor, tiger's eye, onyx, rubies, gold; carving, polishing

    Height 22.8 cm


    Vivid chartreuse greenish-yellow heliodor (yellow beryl) has been used in this fine carving. With cabochon ruby eyes rimmed in gold and 18K yellow gold beak. The feet rest upon blue tiger's eye quartz (known in the trade as hawk's eye) carved to give the appearance of a rocky outcropping. Raised on a black onyx base.