DescriptionAmetrine Dragon Scupture
Artist: Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio
Stone source: Bolivia & Brazil
This wonderfully detailed Asian-styled dragon has been carved out of a single piece of Bolivian Ametrine. This gemstone is unusual because it is the naturally occurring mix of both Amethyst and Citrine in the same crystal. In this case, the head and front legs are highlighted by the golden sherry color of the stone, while the rest of the body is amethystine purple. The dragon is emerging from golden waves, or flames, rising out of the clear Quartz base. All of the gold accenting is done in vermeil, including the "dragonhead" feet that the entire sculpture is resting on. The Tourmaline eyes are rimmed in gold, to accentuate his stare. This coiled dragon, and it's base, are in excellent condition.
Overall Measurements: 8.3 x 3.9 x 3.7 inches (21.0 x 10.0 x 9.5 cm)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.
Condition report available upon request.
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