Artist: Peter Müller
    Stone Source: Mexico, Brazil & Worldwide

    Realistically and accurately rendered in rich orange Calcite and contrasting green Aventurine, this mated pair of Queen of Bavaria conures (Guaruba guarouba) stand nearly lifesize on a cluster of large, nearly transparent, Quartz crystals. Living in the upland rainforests in Amazonian Brazil, this endangered parrot is threatened by deforestation and flooding. The male parrot has his wings outstretched an impressive 10¼ inches, and like his mate, stands on gold plated sterling silver feet and sports Rhodolite Garnet eyes, white Marble eye-rings, and is 9½ inches from the tip of his tail to the end of his beak. His life-long mate is a demure female who is also 9½ inches tall and with her wings at her side is 3¼ inches wide. She is patiently listening to his discourse on the events of the day. Both conures are detailed down to their pinfeathers and rest on a striking 14 inch high Quartz cluster that sits on a black-stone, stepped, plinth measuring 6 ¼ x 6 5/8 inches. Created by master carver Peter Müller, and bearing his unique collection number 9072, with overall measurements of 20¾ x 12½ x 10¼ inches; it is in excellent condition.

    Estimate: $8,500 - $12,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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