Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

An orchid

    An orchid

    Italy, Milan

    Late 20th century

    Grassi Roberto

    Enamel, gold, agate, diamonds; carving, polishing, casting, enamel over metal background, enamel over guilloché background

    Height 32.5 cm


    An orchid branch with eight flowers and three buds stands in spherical vase of red polished agate with the neck and a stem of gold, with the slotted oriental ornament, with round base of green translucent enamel over guilloche background in gold setting. Fancy-shaped flower petals are made of translucent enamel over metal background, with stamens of white gold and round-cut diamonds, buds and leaves are made of translucent green enamel over metal surface.