This is an incredibly unique set of 18ct gold jewellery by Salvador Dali made up of stunning pendant and chain, ring and earclips. It is very rare and a real collectors set as well as highly wearable.
The pendant is set with 68 small (0.01ct) and 16 larger 0.05ct diamonds in surround, making a total of just under 1.5ct of diamonds. In the centre is a depiction of the Madonna de Port Lligat, a set of surrealist paintings by Salvador Dali, against a lapis lazuli background. The pendant measures 4.6cm x 4.6cm and is suspended on a long fancy link chain of 27”. Weight: 104.4g
The ring is also set with fourteen 0.01ct diamonds and bears the same depiction of the Madonna to its centre. The face of the ring has a diameter of 1.5cm and the ring itselF is a size L (UK) or 6 (US) but may be resized. Weight: 7.3g
The earrings, similarly, are each set with fourteen 0.01ct diamonds and bear the same depiction of the Madonna to the centre. The face of each earrings has a diameter of 1.5cm. Weight: 13.2g
ABOUT MADONNA DE PORT LLIGAT
The Madonna of Port Lligat is a pair of paintings by Salvador Dali. The first was created in 1949, measuring 49 x 37.5 centimetres (19.3 x 14.8 in), and is housed in the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Dalí presented it to Pope Pius XII in an audience for approval, which was granted. Dalí created a second painting in 1950 with the same title and same themes, with various poses and details changed, measuring 275.3 x 209.8 centimetres (108.4 x 82.6 in). The 1950 Madonna is exhibited at the Fakuoka Art Museum in Japan.
The paintings depict a seated Madonna (posed by Dalí's wife, Gala) with the infant Christ on her lap. Both figures have rectangular holes cut into their torsos, suggestive of their transcendent status. In the 1950 version Christ has bread at the center of his figure. They are posed in a landscape, with features of the coast of Port Lligat, Catalonia, in the background, with surrealist details including nails, fish, seashells, and an egg. The 1949 Madonna has a sea urchin; the 1950 Madonna has a rhinoceros and figures of angels, also posed by Gala.
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