Citrine Quartz Owl Couple Sculpture by Peter Muller

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Lot 98
Citrine Quartz Owl Couple Sculpture by Peter Muller

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Citrine Quartz Owl Couple Sculpture by Peter Muller
Brazil
This particular sculptural group is unusual for the clever way the artist used the natural hollow in the feldspar and mica base to simulate the nesting site in a hollow tree. One of the citrine owls peers out of the "nest" while the other grips the side of the "trunk" facing its mate. Both owls are adorned with carnelian and garnet eyes and gold vermeil feet. Measuring 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 5in (25.4cm x 20.3 x 12.7cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Purchased from I.M. Chait Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.

    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 lot was created by Peter Muller and has been authenticated by the artist. The Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio biography was mistakenly uploaded to the footnote area of the online version of the catalogue.
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