A shell, eighteen karat gold and ruby objet d'art, Andrew Grima © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd
designed as a seagull with shell body, circular-cut ruby eyes and gold legs, perched on a slice of polished agate; signed Grima, AG.Ltd, with signed wooden box dimensions: 9 1/4 x 7 3/8 x 7 1/4in. Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000
Exhibition catalogue, Grima Retrospective, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, 1991, page 95, plate 282 for a sketch of a similar example.
Willsberger, Johann, Grima, 1991, see color plate for a similar example.
A gem-set, shell, and eighteen karat gold objet d'art, Andrew Grima 1972 © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd
designed as a performing seal with shell body, balancing balls of rubies and a sapphire, perched on a ball of iron pyrite, completed by a gold cage and petrified wood base; signed Grima, AG.Ltd, with English hallmarks, with signed wooden box; dimensions: 7 x 6 x 4 1/2in. Estimate: $2,000 - 2,500
Literature. Exhibition catalogue, Grima Retrospective, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, 1991, page 94, plate 277 for a sketch of this piece.
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