Ametrine Carving of a Rooster
Lot 8425
Ametrine Carving of a Rooster
Sold for US$ 9,560 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Ametrine Carving of a Rooster
By Gerd Dreher
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

A proudly strutting rooster is beautifully depicted through the use of the varied shades of a single piece of Bolivian bi-color yellow and purple quartz—known as ametrine. Ametrine is is a naturally occurring variety of quartz and is a mixture of amethyst and citrine with zones of purple and yellow. Almost all commercially available ametrine is mined in Bolivia. Successfully using these zones of color, Dreher has rendered the cock’s comb of citrine and the body of amethyst, shading into citrine and back into amethyst at the tail. The gem material is highly transparent and the body has been beautifully textured to suggest the feathers of the rooster. The eyes are set with natural banded agate eyes while the feet are of 18K yellow gold.
Height 3 ¾in