Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Dragon Goldfish

    Dragon Goldfish

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    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.