Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Golden pheasant

    Golden pheasant

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    Middle of the 20th century

    Dreher, Paul

    Tiger's eye, jasper, lapis lazuli, agate, tourmaline, rhinestone, petrified wood; carving, casting, polishing, gilding

    Height 24 cm


    An exquisite work, the author superbly comprised variety of ornamental stones in the bird's plumage: red and yellow tiger's eye, blue tiger's eye, red, yellow and leopard brown jasper, lapis lazuli. Eyes are made from agate cabochons, beak is carved from petrified wood and feet are from gilded silver. The pheasant is fixed on dark –green raw tourmaline crystal stand; the second stepped stand is made from rhinestone.