Gemstone Carving of a Kingfisher
Lot 1260
Gemstone Carving of a Kingfisher
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Gemstone Carving of a Kingfisher
By Gerd Dreher
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Depicting a European Kingfisher bird, the body carved of Persian turquoise, the beak fashioned of nephrite jade; the fish in his mouth carved from carnelian agate, while the underbelly of the bird is carved from rare orange agate known as eosite. The bird is perched on a base which is a natural white calcite mineral specimen, silver vermeil feet. Height 5in

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  • This lot was incorrectly attributed to Gerd Dreher. It was made in Idar-Oberstein by an unidentified carver.
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