Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Carved piglet salt and pepper shakers

    Carved piglet salt and pepper shakers

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Ruby matrix, ruby-cabochons, quartz, silver, gold; carving, polishing, casting, gilding

    Length 17.5 cm


    Pair of carved ruby matrix salt and pepper shakers: in the form of two piglets, the salt piglet seated on its haunches, the pepper one - recumbent, each with ruby cabochon eyes bezel-set into yellow gold; both seated upon a bed of gold vermeil Chinese coins mounted to the quartz base.