Middle of the 20th century
Tanzanian ruby, South African tiger's eye, zoisite, garnet, 18k gold; carving, polishing, mounting, casting, chasing, repousse
Height 28 cm
Naturalistic carving of a rooster made from a solid piece of Tanzanian ruby interspersed with green zoisite. Cockscomb, beard, tail feathers and feet are made of gold. Eyes are from cabochon garnets, beak is carved from South African tiger’s eye. The rooster is fixed on zoisite oval stand.