Opal Pig
Lot 2013
Fine German Opal Carving--"The Pig"
Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
Fine German Opal Carving--"The Pig"
Brazil
By Gerd Dreher
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

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

Footnotes

  • Offered with a custom-fitted suede covered presentation box.
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