Lot 146: Manfred Wild, French Bulldog, Germany, Early 21st C.
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Colorless quartz crystal, rubies, 18 karat yellow gold
Model by Manfred Wild (b. 1944) German gemstone artist, early 21st century
Sitting French bulldog of cutted quartz crystal, studded with two ruby cabochons in yellow gold bezels as eyes
Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.5 x 12 cm
Almost realistic cutted french bulldog of quartz crystal with shiny red ruby eyes
This item cannot be delivered to an address within the USA
The figure is in very good condition with minimal traces of wear.
Manfred Wild (b. 1944)
After his apprenticeship to a gemstone trader Manfred Wild teaches himself as an autodidact in the engraver workshop of his father in the fields of art, cutting, engraving and forging gold. With his wife he absorbed the grinding shop for achat from her grandfather Emil Becker in Kirschweiler near Idar-Oberstein in 1970. Wild is special known for his gemstone eggs, which reminds to Fabergé. His clients are Queen Elizabeth II, the Sultan of Oman or the King of Brunei. (ala)
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