A Luis Alberto Quispe 18K Gold, Sapphire, Ruby, Zoisite and Rock Crystal Seahorse Group
    5-1/4 h x 5-1/4 w x 6-1/4 d inches (13.3 x 13.3 x 15.9 cm) (overall)

    This sculpture shows a regal pair of seahorses swimming upright surrounded by flowing Zoisite seaweed. They are encircled by a pedestal of Gold vermeil seaweed rising from a Quartz Crystal base with intricate Gold vermeil seashell feet. This loving couple was painstakingly carved out of a single piece of Ruby and Zoisite by master carver Luis Alberto Quispe. With intriguing eyes made of blue Sapphire gemstones surrounded by 18K Gold, the male's "equine" body measures 3.25 inches (8.25 cm) in length, while the corresponding female form measures 2 inches (5.08 cm). The piece was repaired in one spot which is not visible due to the expert restoration.
    Overall Measurements: 5.25 x 5.25 x 6.25 inches (13.34 x 13.34 x 15.88 cm)

    Artist: Luis Alberto Quispe
    Stone Source: Tanzania & Brazil

    Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.

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