Lapidary Works of Art

Set of glasses with a decanter "Chinese dragon"

    Set of glasses with a decanter "Chinese dragon"

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

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

    Length 48 cm


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