Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Rosehip branch (Rosa rugosa or Sylt)

    Rosehip branch (Rosa rugosa or Sylt)

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Wild, Manfred

    Ruby, orange garnet, jade, rock crystal; casting, carving, polishing

    Height 30.5 cm


    Rosehip branch - a local plant on the island of Sylt, which is the largest island in North Frisia on the north-west coast of Germany. Carved of African ruby, all six rose flower heads are accented with seventy-four faceted orange garnets. Ten rosebuds are carved from darker Indian ruby; the leaves are carved from Russian nephrite. The stems are rendered of yellow gold and are removable from the optically clear rock crystal quartz vase.