Carved Gemstone Sculpture—"Pair of Crown Cranes"
Lot 1293
Two Carved Gemstone Sculptures—"Pair of Crested Cranes"
Sold for US$ 11,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
Featured Lapidary Artist: Erwin Klein
Property of a New York Private Collector
Two Carved Gemstone Sculptures—"Pair of Crested Cranes"
By Erwin Klein
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Each delicate bird carved of highly transparent rock crystal quartz with inset black onyx to the heads, beak and tail. The cheeks are rendered in 18K yellow gold and pave-set diamonds, while red coral graces the neck. The eyes are set with cabochon emeralds, while the feet and crown are rendered in 18K yellow gold atop an onyx base with adornments of 18K gold and ruby cabochons.
Each measures 9 x 5 x 3in

Footnotes

  • Retailed by Brighton Court Ltd, 1242 Madison Avenue, NY, circa 1985
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Item contains ruby or jadeite

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