Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Buddha on the throne

    Buddha on the throne

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Wild, Manfred

    Aquamarine, citrine, obsidian, diamonds, enamel, gold; carving, polishing, casting, repousse

    Buddha's height 8.7 cm, full height 22.5 cm


    The Buddha’s figure is carved from a single aquamarine crystal. Buddha sits on a throne made of two black obsidian slabs with bevelled corners, a square crystal of citrine in a gold setting between them, and cushions of yellow-brown enamel over guilloché background with square pattern. Gold plate with foliage ornament over guilloche background and round citrine crystal in gold setting with diamonds are behind the Buddha’s back. Black obsidian base with gold rim on four gold feet.