Sale 22DD02 | Lot 56

Two After Salvador Dali Silver Gilt and Enamel Ménagère Mollusc

Catalogue: Doyle+Design

Lot Details

Lot 56
Two After Salvador Dali Silver Gilt and Enamel Ménagère Mollusc
Pattern Flatware Place Settings
Pierre Hugo, Paris, 1957, numbered
two dinner forks - Fourchette-éléphant 3 dents
two fish forks - Fourchette 4 dents à manche poisson
two dinner knives - Couteau escargot aux larmes
two fish knives - Cocteau feuille
two tablespoons - Cuillère-artichaut
two teaspoons - Petite cuillère-artichaut
Each inscribed Dali, dated 1957 and numbered.
Length of largest knife 8 1/4 inches, total approximately 56 ounces, all in.

Literature: Robert & Nicolas Descharnes, Dalí, The Hard and the Soft, Spells for the Magic of Form, Sculptures & Objects, Paris, 2004, nos. 202 & 206, illustrated p. 88.

A six piece place setting was sold Sotheby's New York, March 14, 2012, lot 129 from Property received by Christina Cassini from the Estate of Oleg Cassini
Another dessert service was sold Christie's New York, October 24, 2000, lot 544 from the Di Portanova Collection

One of the world's best known artist's, this silver flatware designed by Salvador Dali is characteristic of his fantastical work, here translated into three dimensional form.

C Collection of Boling Cheng

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Generally good condition overall; good detail to decoration

Fish forks - one with losses to eyes
Tablespoon - small enamel loss to edge of one bowl

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