Carved Gemstone Parrot on a Branch

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Lot 9204
Carved Gemstone Parrot on a Branch

Sold for US$ 11,400 inc. premium

Natural History

30 Apr 2008, 13:00 EDT

New York

Carved Gemstone Parrot on a Branch
By Manfred Wild
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Fine quality tourmaline forms the body of this life-like parrot—a transparent light-green tourmaline forms the body and bright fuchsia pink tourmaline compose the beak and tail, together weighing approximately 588 carats. The eyes are bezel-set in 18K yellow gold with rose-cut diamonds. The feet and branch are fabricated of gilded sterling silver, mounted on a polished octagonal base of obsidian, signed M. Wild, height 6 ½ in.
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