Unique Ruby-in-Zoisite Carving of Fish-- "The Aquarium"

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Lot 1107W
Unique Ruby-in-Zoisite Carving of Fish-- "The Aquarium"

US$ 60,000 - 80,000
£ 43,000 - 57,000
Unique Ruby-in-Zoisite Carving of Fish-- "The Aquarium"
By Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
The unique imagination of the artist is seen in this novel lapidary creation: a variety of fish and sea creatures such as snails and octopi, sea horses and a crab are carved of fine quality Tanzanian ruby. The sea vegetation is rendered in gold vermeil. The composition rests upon a slab of Brazilian agate which is displayed in a wood and glass aquarium with removable panels. The effect is naturalistic and unique and best of all one doesn't have to worry about who will feed the fish when one is away on vacation! The fish tank measures 24 3/4 x 33 x 17 in. the largest fish measures 5 x 6 x 2 in and weighs 4737 carats gross with the vermeil.
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