Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Chimp on Flying Snail

    Chimp on Flying Snail

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Ruby-zoisite, silver, onyx, rubies; carving, polishing, casting

    Length 16.5 cm


    Part of a series of fantasy carvings produced by the renowned atelier of the Quispe Aparicio family, the present composition features bright red ruby-in-zoisite depicting a monkey holding a sphere while riding on the back of a snail carved of zoisite. Raised on a base formed of a freeform black onyx boulder.