Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Decorative fountain "Eagle and Snake"

    Decorative fountain "Eagle and Snake"

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    Third quarter of the 29th century

    Constantin Wild

    Serpentine jasper, rock crystal, black granite, silver; carving, polishing, chasing, gilding

    74.2 x 41 x 24.1 cm


    The composition features snakeskin jasper eagle with reverse painted rock-crystal eyes that clutches gold vermeil snake entwined around rock crystal ball 9.5 cm in diameter. The ball is embedded on rectangular pedestal of black garnet and is illuminated from within; square base is with cavity for water. In case water is poured in the lower base and the fountain is activated, rock crystal ball starts gleaming and rotating.