Miniature clock in the form of an elephant supporting a watch case

Agate, heliotrope, gold and diamonds | 18.6cm | c. 1750, watch dial a later 18th century replacement

Unknown Artist

Hardstones—which were found in abundant supply and variety in the mines of Saxony and Silesia—are the focal element in much German goldsmiths' work and galanterien of the eighteenth century. The carving of stones into naturalistic and zoomorphic form...
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