Lot 28
18KT Gold Collar Necklace, LaLaounis and Related Book
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Necklace in three hinged segments designed in the Neolithic style in hand hammered yellow gold with a bypass motif to center, with integrated clasp with safety catch, stamped 750 / A21 / Greece and with maker's mark. Included with lot is a personalized, autographed copy of Metamorphoses by Ilias LaLaounis (Greece: Ekdotike Hellados S.A., 1984), 339 pages (12.75 x 9.75 in.).

15 in.

56.5 dwt.

From the Collection of Mr. Stephen A. Stutts, Rome, Georgia

Accompanied with retailer's original presentation box.

Born in Greece in 1920, Ilias LaLaounis took over the family goldsmithing and watchmaking business in 1941. His love of history and Greek culture inspired him to use ancient designs and techniques, such as granulation, filigree, and hand hammering, to create modern jewelry. In the 1960s, he started his own company and became the first goldsmith to be honored by the Academie des Beaux Arts et des Lettres for his contribution to the art of jewelry design.

A similar example is featured in Metamorphoses by Ilias LaLaounis, p. 40, figure 23.

Good condition.

$3,000 - 6,000