Pair of Carved Rock Crystal Quartz Cockatoos
By Peter Mueller
Fine, transparent rock crystal quartz is employed in this carving depicting cockatoos. Rhodolite garnet cabochons decorate the eyes, yellow serpentine forms the comb and black onyx, the beaks. Their silver feet are perched on a base formed of an amethyst geode section having large, lustrous grape-hued crystals, raised on a wooden base, height 11in.