Illuminated gorilla citrine
Lot 4225
Illuminated Citrine Carving of a Gorilla—King Kong
Sold for US$ 44,812 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Illuminated Citrine Carving of a Gorilla—King Kong
By Manfred Wild
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

A single large crystal of natural deep golden citrine, weighing approximately 16,865 carats, rare enough in itself, has been masterfully carved into the seated figure of a gorilla. The high transparency of the crystal is apparent. His eyes are set with sapphires. He sits upon an oval obsidian base housing a concealed halogen light fixture which illuminates the majestic animal from beneath. Signed M. Wild.
Height 7 ½in

Saleroom notices

  • The eyes of the gorilla are not set with sapphires but are simply carved.
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