Carved Black Opal—"Aladdin's Lamp"
Lot 3498
Carved Black Opal—"Aladdin's Lamp"
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£590 - 880
Auction Details
Natural History New York
17 May 2011 13:00 EDT

Auction 19371
Carved Black Opal—"Aladdin's Lamp"
Lot Details
Property from an Orange County, California Collector
Carved Black Opal—"Aladdin's Lamp"
Lightning Ridge, Australia
Carved by Meg Barry
San Diego, California

Dubbed "Aladdin's lamp" by the artist in a reference to the ancient story of Aladdin who finds a lamp that when rubbed upon produces a genie who grants magical wishes. The present carving of solid black opal displays deep and saturated tones of blue, purple and green; it could be easily mounted to create a unique brooch which is sure to create a conversation piece.
Weighing 50.0 carats. Measuring approximately 1 7/8 x 1 5/16in. (40.7 x 30.5 x 7.9mm)
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