A Pair of Diamond and Gold 'Swan' Earrings and Ring

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  • Condition Report

    • EARRINGS
      Round brilliant-cut diamonds
      Signed
      18 karat yellow and white gold, length approximately 1.25 inches

      RING
      Round brilliant-cut diamonds
      Signed
      18 karat yellow and white gold, size 5

  • Catalogue Essay

    Dalí: A Double Meaning

    These ‘Swan’ earrings and ring were designed by 20th century Surrealist, Salvador Dali, and created by New York jewelers Eric Ertman and Carlos Alemany, who worked out of a workshop in the St. Regis Hotel. These jewels, like most of his work, relate to Dali’s exploration of the conscious and unconscious dream-like states, which are expressed through fantastic and exaggerated forms.

    A similar example of this set is in the permanent collection at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is interesting to note that while the Museum has titled these as ‘Swan’, is it not possible that they represent an angel too? A complex and double meaning unite swan and angel, representing metamorphosis and personal victory. This question speaks to the language of Dali and his creations.

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A Pair of Diamond and Gold 'Swan' Earrings and Ring

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Place Advance Bid
Contact Specialist
Susan Abeles
Head of Department, Americas and Senior International Specialist
New York
+1 212 940 1383

Jewels

New York Auction 9 December 2019