Lapidary Works of Art

Composition "Nectar Feeders"

    Composition "Nectar Feeders"

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein


    Chrysoprase, rock crystal, coral, barite, fluorite, obsidian, jade, silver; carving, polishing, mounting, casting, gilding

    Height: 20.3 cm

    Maker’s mark: Erwin Klein, Brighton Court


    The delicate hummingbirds depicted in this enchanting composition are rendered from fine Australian chrysoprase. The heads are adorned with black obsidian, rock crystal cabochon eyes and red coral beaks. Australian jade embellishes the tail feathers. Gold vermeil feet are perched on the base of fluorite with barite.