Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Set of tumblers with decanter "Chinese dragon"

    Set of tumblers with decanter "Chinese dragon"

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Zoisite, ruby, obsidian, rock crystal, silver; casting, carving, polishing, gilding

    Width 48 cm


    The composition in the traditional Chinese style features three dragons made from ruby with vermeil silver claws, thread whiskers and horns, wriggling in gvermeil tongues of flame. The decanter is carved from zoisite, with vermeil round base and stopper in the form two-headed ruby-zoisite dragon with vermeil horns. Four ruby tumblers, decorated with vermeil dragons entwining them, are standing on oval table from rock crystal with obsidian stem. Oval base is from polished obsidian.