Lapidary Works of Art

Giant grasshopper

    Giant grasshopper

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Wild, Manfred

    Tourmaline, quartz, enamel, obsidian, diamonds; carving, polishing, casting

    9.5 x 26 x 23 cm


    Grasshopper body is from solid crystal of green tourmaline, the head, legs, antennae and wings are gold, decorated with translucent red, green and black enamel, faceted eyes are adorned with 87 brown diamonds. Rectangular obsidian and gold-rimmed rutile quartz plate.