Azur-Malachite Carving of a Frog By Eberhard Bank Idar-Oberstein, Germany   Raised on a lapis base
Lot 1006
Azur-Malachite Carving of a Frog
Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium
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Azur-Malachite Carving of a Frog
By Eberhard Bank
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

The amphibious quality of the frog is perfectly suggested in the utilization of bright green azur-malachite to carve his body. The texturing of the "warts", in particular, is very realistic. Raised on a fine quality polished lapis lazuli base, with gold monogram EB for Eberhard Bank, inset into base, length 5 1/2 in

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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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