Artist: Lawrence Stoller
Stone source: Brazil
Over the years, internationally recognized artist Lawrence Stoller has fashioned some of the most unique and striking lapidary constructions that the art world has ever seen. Single crystals of exceptional optical properties are studied, then carefully cut and polished to bring out their unearthly beauty. In this case; a very large blue Topaz crystal (14,755 carats) has been cut to showcase a single gem Spessartine garnet, suspended as if it was floating in air, in the lower center of this coolly crystalline work of art. The large back facet is designed to produce a glowing blue background that starkly contrasts with the Garnet. Additional facets are carefully arranged to produce an unearthly 'vanishing point' effect that is stunning in its own right. The Topaz is quite large at seven inches in height and four inches in depth. It is both supported and lit by a handmade bronze base that projects a beam of light upward into the Topaz, where it is re-directed to the observer. More than most Stoller works, this unique piece generates a strong feeling of an alien technology brought to Earth. This masterful sculpture measures 18 1/2 inches high on its base, is 7 3/4 inches wide and 7 1/4 inches deep from front to back.
Estimate: $180,000 - $220,000.
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