Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Japanese Plum Flowers (Ume)

    Japanese Plum Flowers (Ume)

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    the 20th century

    Wild, Manfred, Emile Beker firm

    Opal, rhodochrosite, obsidian, gold; carving, polishing, fixing

    35.6 x 25.4 x 24.1 cm


    Composition represents a pair of branches of Japanese ume plum with white and pink flowers. A branch with twenty-one flowers and buds of pink Argentinean rhodochrosite stands in the vase, a branch with ten white flowers of Australian opal lies down nearby. Square base and cylindrical vase are made of the Russian black obsidian. The base is edged with gold.