Lapidary and Bone-carving Art

Composition “Underwater scene”

    Composition “Underwater scene”

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Pink opal, rock crystal, ruby, silver; carving, polishing, casting, gilding, mounting

    21.5 x 16.5 x 15.2 cm


    The composition features eight tropical fish made from pink Andean opal, with eyes made of rubies, "floating" among gilded silver algae, and the sea ground is adorned with starfishes and pink opal shell. Oval base is from rock crystal plate in gilded silver setting.