Lapis Lazuli and Silver Eagle by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio

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Lot 94
Lapis Lazuli and Silver Eagle by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio

Sold for US$ 7,575 inc. premium
Lapis Lazuli and Silver Eagle by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
Lima, Peru
The majestic bird, carved from Afghani lapis lazuli, having wings and body tipped with silver. With outstretched wings, the soaring bird is affixed to the base with a single point of contact to the large quartz crystal. Raised on a black obsidian base. Measuring 11 x 10 x 9in (27.9 x 25.4 x 22.9cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Purchased by the owner directly from the artist.

    Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
    Following a second-generation family tradition in the fabrication of objects d'art, Luis' studio specializes in the carving of ruby. The second hardest stone after diamond, few artists have managed to successfully work this mineral since it requires a very advanced technique for carving and polishing. His works are displayed in museums in the United States and Europe and are enjoyed by private collectors around the world.

Saleroom notices

  • This sculpture may contain silver-plated metal rather than silver.
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