Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Branch of orchids with hummingbirds

    Branch of orchids with hummingbirds

    Late 20th century

    Tourmaline, calcite, jade, sapphire, gold, silver; casting, carving, chasing, engraving, mounting

    Height 41 cm


    Hardstone carving of a branch of orchids with hummingbirds. Silver-gilt branch with eight jade leaves and four tourmaline blossoms. Four hummingbirds made of tourmaline, accented with sapphire eyes. The legs, wings and beak are made of gold. The composition is mounted in silver bowl with calcite inlay.