Heliodor Carving of a Frog By Eberhard Bank Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Lot 1004
Very Fine Heliodor Carving of a Frog
Sold for US$ 25,000 inc. premium
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Very Fine Heliodor Carving of a Frog
By Eberhard Bank
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Depicting a frog climbing on a rock, utilizing gem-grade heliodor from the Ukraine, this exemplifies German animal carving at its best. The natural complex crystal surface of the original heliodor crystal can be seen on the underside. Inset gold monogram, EB for Eberhard Bank to underside. Total weight: approximately 2990 carats.

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  • Eberhard Bank
    Born on April 12, 1953, Bank's work follows in the traditions of the famous gem cutting city of Idar-Oberstein. Following school, he spent three and one-half years apprenticing as a gem cutter and qualified as a journeyman by 1972. He received his Master Craftsman certification from the Gem School in Idar in 1983 and opened his own studio by 1985. He has had international exhibition in Japan, Bahrain, Canada, the U.S., Switzerland, England and Germany.

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