Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Orchid and hummingbird

    Orchid and hummingbird

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    Circa 1985

    Dreher, Gerd

    Rock crystal, agate, lapis lazuli, jade, gold, diamonds, sapphires; carving, polishing

    24.5 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm


    The composition features white orchid carved from a single piece of raw agate with leaves and stem of Russian jade and a hummingbird from Afghan lapis lazuli and agate, with cabochon sapphire eyes, drinking nectar from the orchid center that is decorated with marquise-cut diamonds in gold setting. Double round base is from rock crystal.