Lapis Bird on Geode stand
Lot 1264Y
Lapis Lazuli Carving of an Egret
Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Lapis Lazuli Carving of an Egret
By Eberhard Bank
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Gem-grade lapis lazuli was utilized in this carving probably executed in the 1980s. The texturing of the bird's feathers is finely carved and the eyes are formed of a pair of bezel-set brilliants. The beak is carved of bright orange coral. The gold vermeil legs rest upon a "marshy landscape" evoked by the use of a mound of dog's tooth calcite on matrix. Height 7 1/2 in

Footnotes

  • Potential bidders outside of the United States who intend to import this lot are advised that permits will be required. If you are interested in this lot, please contact the Natural History department before bidding.

Activities
Lot symbols
Contacts
  1. Claudia Florian, G.J.G
    Auction Administration - Natural History
    Bonhams
    Work
    7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
    Work +1 323 436 5437
    FaxFax: +1 323 850 5843