Natural Blue Topaz Carving of a Bear

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Lot 1032
Natural Blue Topaz Carving of a Bear

Sold for US$ 43,750 inc. premium
Natural Blue Topaz Carving of a Bear
By Alfred Zimmerman
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Carved from a single rough of natural color, unenhanced blue topaz, this naturalistic rendering of a bear resting upon an ice floe is the epitome of the finest in animal carvings from Idar-Oberstein. The front of the carving is polished smooth in a free-form contour polished fashion, while the reverse displays the natural etched face of the original crystal.....with a fine, stepped trigonal pattern of growth. With blue sapphire cabochon eyes. Weighing approximately 9673.5 carats (1934.6 grams)Signed with monogram AZ for Alfred Zimmerman. Measuring 5 x 5 x 2 3/4in

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  • Offered in a custom-fitted ultrasuede box.
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