Middle of the 20th century
Australian opal, gold, iron ore; carving, casting, polishing, mounting
Height 33 cm (eagle), 18.4 cm (base), length 15.2 cm (each wing)
A figurine of an eagle is carved from 4.100 carats of rough opal, from the Andamooka Mine, Australia, with eye-catching chatoyment from bluish green to pink gray shades. These colour shades combined with fine carving perfectly conveys a bird’s plumage. Beak and feet are made of gold. The base is from untreated ironstone from Queensland with opal vein.