Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

The Frog King

    The Frog King

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Wild, Manfred, Emile Becker firm

    Rock crystal, peridots, rose quartz, jade, pearls, jasper, gold; carving, casting, polishing

    Height 7.6 cm


    The removable natural rock crystal globe acts as a "terrarium" to enclose the tiny frog carved of peridot with yellow gold crown atop its head. It holds small white seed pearl, which appears to be a dewdrop on the water lily. The water lily is carved of rose quartz and rests on a lily pad carved of Russian nephrite. The flower bucket carved of Kalahari jasper, the pattern of which is imitating wood grain, bears bands of yellow gold.