Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Persistence of Memory

"Time is not rigid. It is one with space -- fluid."
- Salvador Dali

So this is a little off topic - what is a jewelry piece doing in a blog about watches? Well this particular piece of jewelry is very interesting and features a limp pocketwatch so I figured it was enough of a fit. A client recently gave us this pin on consignment. It is called the Persistence of Memory and was designed by Salvador Dali and produced by Alemany & Ertman in New York City back in the 50's. This is based on Dali's painting of the same name created in 1931. Originally there was a production of 8 pieces in 1949 that featured a pave diamond watch face with black enamel numerals & hands - these are all housed in the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain. According to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, this particular piece in our possession must have been a reproduction of the original, produced at a later date and was created for commercial distribution. We're still digging around for more information on this unique pin.


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