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    AMAZONITE MACAWS ON AN ALBITE AND TOURMALINE BASE
    Artist: Peter Müller
    Stone Source: Brazil

    This regal pair of Macaws are perched in royal splendor upon a exceptional specimen of white Albite and black (Schorl) Tourmaline that looks as though it was made from an Oreo cookie. The feathers are carved out of distinctive light green - Amazonite, which darkens around their faces, while golden yellow Aragonite comprises the breast plates and inner tail feathers. Their stern faces are fashioned from a uniquely opalized Agate, and the eyes are Citrine and Onyx giving a truly lifelike appearance. Their beaks and tongues are realistic appearing jet black Agate. The pair seem so comfortable that it provokes an expectation that both will start squawking momentarily. The combination of soft green and gold on the Macaw carvings against the textured black and white mineral is stunning. The collection number from master artist Peter Müller's collection of 9415 is attached. Both measure 10 inches (25 cm) long with a width of 2½ inches (6 cm) and a depth of 2 inches (5 cm) each. The brilliant stand is 8 ½ inches (21 cm) tall, 4 ½ inches (11 cm) wide and 5 inches (13 cm) deep on its base of an acrylic block 5 inches (13 cm) square and 2 inches (5 cm) high. The overall dimensions of the piece with the Macaws perched on the base are 12 ½ inches (32 cm) tall, 7 inches (18 cm) wide and 5 inches (13 cm) deep.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
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