Fine German Opal Carving--"The Pig"
By Gerd Dreher
Created by one of Germany's foremost artists renown for his animal carvings, this pig is realistically carved from a single large piece of Brazilian orange opal. Showing natural texturing of fur and skin, the bright orange translucent material from which this fine carving was produced is particularly gem-like at the ears and at the edges of the stippled ground on which he sits. This is as fine a carving as they come and one which is sure to be worthy of the attention of either the serious opal collector or the collector of Lapidary Works of Art. Length 4 1/2 in