Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Shawls vendor

    Shawls vendor

    First half of the 20th century

    Dolomite, jade, thulite, rhodonite, obsidian, eosite, sapphires, jasper; carving, polishing

    Height 17 cm


    Vendor in long obsidian coat with gold pocket watch in his breast pocket, wearing iridescent obsidian trousers. The figurine face and hands are carved from eosite, sapphire eyes, grey obsidian bead. Boots and hat are from black jasper with white dolomite tassel. The vendor holds a variety of obsidian, jade, opal, thulite and rhodonite shawls over his right shoulder and in both hands. Oval base from black obsidian.