Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Clown frosted on a chair in front of a mirror

    Clown frosted on a chair in front of a mirror

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 20th century

    Wild, Manfred

    Rock crystal, obsidian, citrine, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, garnets, carnelian, mother of pearl, gold; carving, polishing, casting

    22 x 25 x 17 cm


    The composition features the figurine of a clown carved from matte rock crystal in the costume decorated with multicolor dots and sapphire, ruby, emerald, orange garnet buttons cabochons, with wreath of 12 tourmaline flowers on the head, standing in front of a mirror on gold chair. The mirror from oval faceted citrine crystal in gold rim, with niello silver racks, adorned with emerald cabochons in gold settings. Gold tube with lipstick carved from carnelian and small mirror from mother-of-pearl with gold handle are in front of the mirror. Rectangular black obsidian base with bevelled sides is in gold frame.