Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Falcon on black onyx base

    Falcon on black onyx base

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

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

    Height 22.8 cm


    The falcon figurine is made from a solid greenish-yellow heliodor crystal weighing 470 ct. The eyes are made of cabochon rubies in gold setting, the beak and paws are made of gold. The falcon rests on a fancy base in the form of standing on top of each other blue tiger's eye stones (trade name hawk’s eye). The trapezoidal base is made of black onyx.