Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Zolotas.
This striking necklace is the product of a collaboration between Zolotas, one of the foremost Greek jewellers, renowned for their gold work, and the sculptor Claude Lalanne (b.1924).
Lallane and her husband François-Xavier Lalanne (1908-2008) were known collectively as 'les Lalanne', and together they created playful, naturalistic and highly detailed sculpture and furniture in metalwork, often cast from life. Examples of their work can be found among such prestigious collections as those of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York.
Signed and stamped with maker's mark for Zolotas, numbered Z2, marked e.a., stamped 950 for silver. Light scratches and areas of discolouration to metal surfaces. In good condition. Gross weight approximately 77.6 grams. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."