Impressive Ruby, Granite and Gold Eagle Sculpture by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio

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Lot 96W
Impressive Ruby, Granite and Gold Eagle Sculpture by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
Sold for US$ 62,575 inc. premium

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Impressive Ruby, Granite and Gold Eagle Sculpture by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
Impressive Ruby, Granite and Gold Eagle Sculpture by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
Circa 2007
Lima, Peru

This is an extraordinary sculpture of impressive proportions: the exceptionally life-like eagle was carved from an immense ruby rough of evenly saturated reddish purple color with notably few inclusions. The majestic bird is depicted in a soaring position yet the artist demonstrates a remarkable sensitivity to the natural form and posture accurately suggesting air flow over the body as the eagle soars on a thermal with outstretched wings. The tail is carved and etched with incredibly detailed individual feathers, The beak and talons embellished with 18K yellow gold; the eyes inset with ruby cabochons. The bird elegantly perched atop a dark granite obelisk of tapering form which provides a dramatic color contrast to the rich red ruby. An excellent offering for the serious collector of Lapidary Works of Art which is sure to grace either a residential or corporate interior. Wingspan of eagle 41 x 19in (100 x 48.25 cm). Height overall including granite base: 77in. Base measures 12 x 12 in

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  • 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.
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