The 20th century
Brazilian tourmaline, jade, onyx, rock crystal, citrine, tourmaline, smoky quartz, obsidian, amethyst crystals, gold; carving, polishing, casting, faceting
Height 47 cm
This is the largest falcon created by Manfred Wild. Entirely carved from a single crystal of multi-color Brazilian tourmaline with hues of rare blue, purple, green, yellow and near-colorless tourmaline. The wings are perfectly book-matched with rich array of colors, predominating in rare and valuable blues. Mounted with yellow gold beak and feet, the bird alights atop a perch formed of green nephrite, black onyx, near-flawless rock crystal quartz, yellow citrine quartz and centers on large briolette-faceted smoky quartz, within borders of calibré-cut green tourmalines, the entire perch emerging from a pale lavender amethyst "rose" crystal cluster, which rests upon an inset slab of Russian nephrite, on octagonal base of Russian black obsidian.