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Diamond necklace, 'Tree of Life', Salvador Dalí, Alemany and Ertman Inc, 1950s
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
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27
Diamond necklace, 'Tree of Life', Salvador Dalí, Alemany and Ertman Inc, 1950s
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Diamond necklace, 'Tree of Life', Salvador Dalí, Alemany and Ertman Inc, 1950s
designed as a series of textured leaves on a branch highlighted at intervals with brilliant-cut diamonds, one leaf to front signed Dalí, clasp reverse signed Cop Alemany & Ertman Inc, length approximately 405mm.
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Literature

Cf: Salvador Dalí, 'Dalí: a Study of His Art-in-Jewels', New York, 1959, page 40, for an example of his necklace 'the Tree of Life' set with sapphires and diamonds.

Catalogue Note

My object is to show the jeweler's art in true perspective - where the design and craftsmanship are to be valued above the material worth of the gems.' Dalí, 'A Study of His Art-in-Jewels'.

After working with the jeweller Fulco di Verdura, Dali started working with Alemany and Ertman in 1949 producing some of his most famous jewels such as the melted watch from The Persistence of Memory (1931), realised as a brooch; and the ruby and pearl lips inspired by the actress Mae West.

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