Lot 32
18KT Gold and Gem-Set Earrings, LaLaounis
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Designed in textured yellow gold in a chimera motif, with ruby set eyes and full cut diamond melee set to the white collar and body, completed with posts and omega clip backs, stamped 750 / Greece and with maker's mark.

1 1/8 in.

18.0 dwt.

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

Accompanied with LaLaounis retailer's 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.

Good estate condition; deficient one diamond melee.

$1,000 - 2,000