Gemstone Carving or Two Finches on a Branch
Lot 1010
Gemstone Carving of Two Finches on a Branch
Sold for US$ 3,750 inc. premium

Lot Details
Gemstone Carving of Two Finches on a Branch
By Paul Dreher
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

This enchanting scene depicts two finches carved of greenish-yellow jasper. The branch is accented with berries of coral, leaves of nephrite and the stem emerges from a bed of amethyst crystals. Height 9in

Footnotes

  • Paul Dreher
    Gerd Dreher's grandfather, Herman Dreher (1876-1960) began the family tradition of excellence and much of his work was produced for and sold as, "Fabergé". Equally talented was Paul Dreher (1910-1968), Gerd's father, who continued the family's high standards. Occasionally collaborating with Georg Wild, they together produced the finest carvings available during that period. From time to time some of Paul's work has been mistakenly attributed to the house of Fabergé. He managed to gain such expertise and quality in his animal sculptures crafted after his own ideas and designs, that two of them were included in a famous book on Fabergé published in 1962 in London, in which they were presented as Fabergé's own designs.

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