A GERMAN HARDSTONE, 18K GOLD, AND GEM-SET BIRD, MANFRED WILD, IDAR-OBERSTEIN, 20TH CENTURY
A GERMAN HARDSTONE, 18K GOLD, AND GEM-SET BIRD, MANFRED WILD, IDAR-OBERSTEIN, 20TH CENTURY
A GERMAN HARDSTONE, 18K GOLD, AND GEM-SET BIRD, MANFRED WILD, IDAR-OBERSTEIN, 20TH CENTURY
A GERMAN HARDSTONE, 18K GOLD, AND GEM-SET BIRD, MANFRED WILD, IDAR-OBERSTEIN, 20TH CENTURY
A GERMAN HARDSTONE, 18K GOLD, AND GEM-SET BIRD, MANFRED WILD, IDAR-OBERSTEIN, 20TH CENTURY
A GERMAN HARDSTONE, 18K GOLD, AND GEM-SET BIRD, MANFRED WILD, IDAR-OBERSTEIN, 20TH CENTURY
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A GERMAN HARDSTONE, 18K GOLD, AND GEM-SET BIRD, MANFRED WILD, IDAR-OBERSTEIN, 20TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD

A GERMAN HARDSTONE, 18K GOLD, AND GEM-SET BIRD, MANFRED WILD, IDAR-OBERSTEIN, 20TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD
Current bid:4,000USD
(3 bids, reserve met)
Lot closes:1 day, 18 hours
October 21, 04:27 PM (GMT)

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Description

A GERMAN HARDSTONE, 18K GOLD, AND GEM-SET BIRD, MANFRED WILD, IDAR-OBERSTEIN, 20TH CENTURY


carved bird figure in blue chalcedony with a red aventurine beak and wearing a black obsidian jacket, a white chalcedony dress shirt with sapphire cabochon buttons, an opal cravat, and red jasper pants, mounted on a circular black obsidian base with 18K gold rim

the obsidian base signed M. Wild, the gold rim marked 750 and EB/OHG for the Emil Becker workshop

height 6 in.

15.2 cm

Condition Report

A repaired break to the tail at base of coattail. Otherwise good condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Catalogue Note

Born in 1944, Manfred Wild is an eighth-generation gem cutter; the family has been fine stone-cutters since 1630. His wife Ute is the granddaughter of Emil Becker, who was the owner of a well-known stone-cutting workshop in Idar-Oberstein, which the couple now run. Wild's works are in numerous museum collections including the German Gemstone Museum in Idar-Oberstein, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Harvard Museum in Boston, the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, and the Iksan Jewellery Museum in Korea.

A GERMAN HARDSTONE, 18K GOLD, AND GEM-SET BIRD, MANFRED WILD, IDAR-OBERSTEIN, 20TH CENTURY
A GERMAN HARDSTONE, 18K GOLD, AND GEM-SET BIRD, MANFRED WILD, IDAR-OBERSTEIN, 20TH CENTURY

21 October 2020 • New York