Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Finch chicks in the nest

    Finch chicks in the nest

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Rock crystal, carnelian, rubies; carving, polishing, casting

    Length 12.7 cm


    Three carved rock crystal finches, with ruby beaks, ruby cabochon eyes in gold bezel setting, and with gold vermeil feet; perched within a polished freeform carnelian "nest", the recess revealing banding and a crystallized center.