The 20th century
Amethyst, rubies, ornamental stone (agate?), silver; carving, polishing, gilding, casting
Length 26.6 cm
The composition features two adult owls sitting on gold vermeil sterling silver tree branch and two owl chicks sitting in the nest made of gold vermeil sterling silver threads. Owls and owlets are carved from solid amethyst crystals, with eyes from ruby-cabochons in gold setting. Square black-brown stone base with bevelled corners in gilded silver setting.