The 20th century
Aquamarine, rubies, rock crystal, silver; carving, polishing, casting, gilding
35.5 x 30.4 x 49. 5 cm
Large goldfish is carved from a single bright blue aquamarine from Angola, with cabochon ruby eyes in setting, fins and tail are from gilded silver. Raised on hexagonal base of polished rock crystal, the inclusions in which heighten the effect of the underwater scene.