Artist: Peter Müller
    Stone Source: Brazil & South Africa

    A Sugilite Cockatoo couple has decided to continue their courtship on this superb Paraiba Tourmaline, Albite and blackstone base. They both have rosy red Rhodochrosite cheeks and Garnet eyes, which contrast strongly with their deep purple bodies. The male raises his crest feathers to signal his intentions to his mate. This stocky couple has spectacular dark violet plumage, which includes patches of lighter and darker Sugilite regions. The male measures 8.5 x 2.5 inches (21.59 x 6.35 cm), while his mate is 7.5 x 2.5 inches (19.05 x 6.35 cm). They grasp the base with gold plated sterling silver claws and have Black Onyx bills. Master craftsman Peter Müller was able to capture these highly social creatures simply going about everyday life. It is important to note that large blocks of Sugilite, as used in this sculpture, are exceeding rare as mine production is virtually non-existent.
    Overall Measurements: 8.8 x 6 x 14.2 inches (22.35 x 15.24 x 36.06 cm)

    Estimate: $16,000 - $20,000.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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