By Eberhard Bank
Idar-Oberstein, Germany The neck of carved obsidian, the beak pink Andean opal, the body pink opal, the silver-gilt legs resting upon a natural dog-toothed calcite base which is evocative of a marsh landscape. Height 6in.
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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