The 20th century
Jasper, agate, tiger's eye and hawk's eye, chalcedony; carving, polishing
Diameter 22.8 cm
Depicting a flying duck, rendered in a variety of hardstones realistically carved to depict the texture of feathers. The body formed of brown speckled jasper, the wings of blue hawks' eye and light grey chalcedony, the tail of tiger's eye quartz, carved yellow jasper feet the beak of deep blue hawk's eye quartz. The bird flies above a natural grey agate base, carved to resemble the turbulent waters of a wind swept lake. This duck was carved after an illustration from James Audubon book "Birds of America".