Picture frame (1) - .925 silver - Spain - Late 20th century
Patrick Mavros 925 sterling silver Zebra and Foal figurine, beautifully crafted and mounted on a stunning blackwood base.
Made in Africa, Zimbabwe, Ca.1990's
Hallmarked with PM mark, Sable antelope head hallmark.
This unique piece is a testament to the masterful artistry of Patrick Mavros and represents a rare opportunity to own a true work of art.
The intricate details of each figurine are a testament to the incredible skill and attention to detail of the Patrick Mavros workshop. From the striking stripes of the zebras to the lifelike positioning of their legs and tails, every aspect of this piece has been carefully crafted to provide a truly stunning representation of these magnificent animals.
This piece would make a truly remarkable addition to any collection, and would be an excellent investment for years to come.
The base of the blackwood measures approximately 8 x 6 cm.
The dimensions of an adult Mare Zebra are roughly 4.5 cm x 3 cm and stand at a height of 5 cm.
The Foal Zebra, on the other hand, is smaller, with dimensions of approximately 3.2 cm by 1.5 cm mm and a height of 3.3 cm.
Total Weight 209 g in total
Condition: General used, minor signs of usage, good and pleasant condition overall.
PATRICK MAVROS is a renowned silversmith who has made a significant contribution to the world of jewellery making and design. He was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in the African bush, surrounded by wildlife and the natural beauty of the landscape. His love for nature and animals would eventually lead him to create some of the most intricate and beautiful pieces of jewellery ever made.
Mavros began his career as a sculptor, creating beautiful and intricate sculptures of wildlife in bronze. However, it wasn't until he discovered the art of silver crafting that he found his true calling. He spent years honing his skills, mastering the techniques of silversmithing and developing a unique style that was all his own.
Mavros opened his first jewellery studio in Zimbabwe in the late 1970s and soon became known for his intricate and detailed silver pieces. His work was inspired by the wildlife and natural beauty of the African bush, and he quickly gained a reputation as one of the best silversmiths in the world.
One of Mavros' most iconic pieces is the silver elephant head. This exquisite piece of jewellery is a testament to his skills and artistry, featuring intricate details and a lifelike appearance that has made it one of the most sought-after pieces in the world. Other popular pieces include silver gorillas, lions, and leopards, all of which are equally beautiful and intricate.
Today, Patrick Mavros' work is highly prized by collectors and jewellery enthusiasts around the world, and he remains one of the most respected and admired silversmiths of all time. His legacy continues to inspire new generations of artists and jewellery makers, and his work remains a testament to the beauty and majesty of nature and the African bush.