This is another piece sculpted by Ronald Stevens that I am offering. Ron Stevens has established his wonderful artistry in the hearts and collections of major art connoisseurs. He travels the world to find the exact media for his work. His prices have soared, with good reason. He is outstanding. This attractive and unusual piece is fashioned from a single boulder of Big Sur jade, the only concentrated underwater deposit of gem quality nephrite to be found anywhere in the world. One section has been carved out to suggest we are peering inside the rock at a honeycombed hive, with recessed hexagons guarded over by five bees and adorned with several small flowers. It is whimsical and attractive, in a gorgeous soft nephrite green.
Medium: Big Sur, California Jade. (from a single boulder of Big Sur jade, the only concentrated underwater deposit of gem quality nephrite to be found anywhere in the world.
Artist: Ronald Stevens.
Size: 4 inches tall.
Condition: Good to Very Good.
Provenance: Chait Gallery.