Rubellite Tourmaline Carving of Two Cockatoos By Eberhard Bank Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Lot 1007
Rubellite Tourmaline Carving of Two Cockatoos
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Rubellite Tourmaline Carving of Two Cockatoos
By Eberhard Bank
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Fine hot pink rubellite tourmaline has been utilized in this carving depicting two cockatoos. Of sizeable mass, weighing 497 and 265 carats respectively, each has inset brilliant-cut diamond eyes, and a polished gem quality green tourmaline beak. The feet and crests are of 18K yellow gold and they perch upon a natural amethyst "rose" base. With monogram gold signature EB for Eberhard Bank inset into each bird. Height 8in

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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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