Sold. Russia, private collection.
Materials: Arizona ironwood. Walrus tusk, mammoth tusk, jet and red coral inlays.
Dimensions: 34 mm.
The rabbit is carved of Arizona ironwood, the tongue is inlaid with red Mediterranean coral, and the eyes are made of cachalot tooth, petrified color tusk of mammoth with the pupils of jet.
The signature is made on the insert of mammoth tusk. In this work I´ve tried to highlight amazing texture of this incredibly hard wood that sinks in water and has unusually beautiful inherent shine.
You can observe second version here.