Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Dragons in tongues of flame

    Dragons in tongues of flame

    The 20th century

    Quispe Aparicio, Luis Alberto

    Tourmaline, rock crystal, silver; carving, polishing, casting, gilding

    Height 33.6 cm


    Carved from a single solid multicolored tourmaline crystal, which initially weighed an 9500 grams, crafted into an intertwined pair of five-clawed double dragons atop a base of gold vermeil flame shapes mounted onto a circular rock crystal base.