Lapidary and Bone-carving Art

Composition "Dream Castle"

    Composition "Dream Castle"

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Wild, Manfred

    Citrine, calcite, smoky quartz, obsidian; carving, polishing, matting

    Length 15.2 cm

    Signed: M.Wild and E.B.


    A unique combination of fantasy, lapidary work and minerology: comprising a citrine carving of a female figure as she sits and contemplates a globe carved of smoky quartz having green chlorite inclusions. The globe was reverse carved to depict a castle with towers to the interior. They rest upon a green calcite specimen, raised upon a grooved obsidian base.