Artist: Peter Müller
    Stone Source: Brazil & Worldwide

    In a mating ritual, this matched pair of Amethyst macaws are captured with their wings outspread, dancing on a matrix of Tourmaline studded Quartz. Rendered in lilac Amethyst, both birds have red-orange coral tongues, red-purple Rhodolite Garnet eyes, and gold-plated sterling silver feet. Their hooked beaks have been carved out of banded Agate in tones of ochre, golden-yellow, brown, and orange. The larger male bird is 13 inches long and has a 10 inch wingspan, and the smaller female macaw is 12¼ inches long with a diminutive 8 inch wingspan. The pastel blue Tourmaline crystals, with bright pink cores, stand out in contrast to the colorless Quartz, accented with cream Albite and purple Lepidolite. Rendered by master lapidary Peter Müller, this pristine gemstone carving rests on a rectangular acrylic plinth and has an overall measurement of 17½ inches high, 17¾ inches wide and 6½ inches deep.

    Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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