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Rare, Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) "Tree of Life" Necklace ca. 1941, eighteen karat yellow gold, composed of twenty-one individual links each with four leaf shaped protrusions emanating from a bark branch, signed in the clasp by Alemany & Ertman, the fabricators, and on the face of one leaf of the seventh link on the right side Dali, the signature filled in with black enamel or ink, l. 15-1/4". The necklace, exceptionally executed, lays perfectly on the neck displaying the leaves facing outward all around. The artist Salvador Dali was an iconic 20th century talent, attuned to new expressions of his art and exploring a wide range of materials to present to the world his very personal vision. His art encompassed traditional genres of painting, sculpture and other fine art as well as covers for Vogue and other publications, jewelry, textile design, rugs and designs for haute couture. Truly, an artistic genius whose talent touched multiple facets of contemporary life. During Dali's sojourn in the United States he became aquainted with Carlos Alemany who had a workshop in the St. Regis hotel in New York City and was a partner in the famous firm of Alemany & Ertman. From their collaboration, Alemany transtated, under the direct guidance of Dali, the artist's vision into jewelry creations of gold and gemstones. The present necklace was purchased from Alemany & Ertman in 1941, is presented in its original case and has descended in the family of the original recipient to the present day.
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758: Rare 18 Kt. Salvador Dali "Tree of Life" Necklace

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000Jul 31, 2011
Starting Price $8,000
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