Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Sparrow in agate basinl

    Sparrow in agate basinl

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Agate, ruby, jasper, rubies-cabochons, silver, gold; carving, polishing, casting, gilding

    Length 17.7 cm


    Finely rendered, Ruby matrix carving of a robust sparrow, its ruby cabochon eyes are in gold bezel setting, with yellow jasper beak, and gold vermeil feet; perched at the edge of agate basin, polished to reveal attractive banding and a crystallized center