American Faberge Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof
American Faberge Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof. Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof is considered to be the leading contemporary gemstone artist, the true heir of the great Russian master, Peter Carl Faberge. He was born in Canada in 1957 into a family of Baltic aristocrats, grew up in the Canadian Wilds of the Queen Charlotte Islands. As a child he began carving totem poles with the Haida Indians after a hunting accident left his dominant arm paralyzed. Gordon Cross, the great Haida Indian artist, personally tutored him in the art of metal and gold engraving. This, coupled with his love of nature and great interest in Indian mysticism and spirituality, inspired him to pursue his talent for gem sculpting and metallurgy as a full time profession. As the creator of some of the most exquisite works of art existing today, many of the worlds most discerning art connoisseurs and collectors recognize his unique talent and appreciate and covet his sensational creations.
Manufactured by Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof, it has black and canary yellow diamonds, and peer shaped emerald eyes and a baroque south sea pearl in its mouth. Its price is $150,000.