Nephrite frog with diamond eyes on white chalcedony base
Lot 1259
Carved Nephrite Frog on White Chalcedony Base
Sold for US$ 4,000 inc. premium
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Carved Nephrite Frog on White Chalcedony Base
By Paul Dreher
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Created in the 1960s, most likely using Siberian nephrite, the form of this carving of a frog harkens back to cane handles produced by Fabergé or sealing wax stamps. The eyes are set with small brilliant-cut diamonds rimmed in gold. The translucent frog perches atop a piece of translucent white chalcedony, the flat base of which is suitable for engraving with a seal. Height 3 in
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