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Sampson & Delilah Wall Sculpture
Erte_Wisdom_Bronze
Erte_Bamboo_Bronze
BAMBOO
Bronze
22¼ x 8¾ x 7 in
1989
Signed & Numbered
116/375
Retail: $13,500
Price: $4,500


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Erte_Byzantine_Bronze
WISDOM
Bronze
16.25 x 8.5 x 14 in
1988
Signed & Numbered
47/375
Retail : $15,000
Price: $8,000
BYZANTINE
Bronze
23 ½ x 11 ½ x 6 in
1988
Signed & Numbered
242/375
Retail : $15,000
Price: $8,000
SAMSON and DELILAH
Bronze & Wood 
Wall Sculpture
11 x 14.5 in
1989
Signed & Numbered
XLV / L
Retail: $8,000
Price: $6,500
Erte: "Aphrodite" Brooch
Erte: "Aphrodite" Necklace
This beautiful brooch/pendant by designer Erte features mother of pearl mounted in 14k gold and silver and adorned with diamonds. This fabulous pendant weighs 38.0 grams and measures 1.75" in diameter. This brooch can be worn as a pendant on a necklace of 14k yellow gold and sterling silver of complimentary design. The necklace weighs 36.2 grams and is 19 inches in length. Limited Edition brooch 72/500.

According to Erté's Art to Wear : The Complete Jewelry: "The 'Aphrodite' necklace is based on an early painting by Erte called 'The Wave', which was later recreated as a serigraph. The nautical theme is carried through pictorially in the brooch/pendant and in a more abstract way in the necklace. At the same time, the artist alludes in the title to the mythic emergence of the Greek goddess of love from the sea, a story most familiar with reference to her Roman form, Venus." This stunning brooch is a perfect 'marriage' of jewelry and art and will be a welcome addition to any collection!

Sold separately or together. Book Sold Separately.
APHRODITE
Necklace
Retail: $2,000
$1,500
"La Mer" Ring

14K gold,  diamonds, 
blue topaz & antiquing

Retail: $3,700
Price: $2,000
APHRODITE
Brooch/Pendant
Retail: $7,500
$4,000
Erte:Art to Wear Book
Erte At 90 LE Deluxe  Book
RIGOLETTO 
Bas Relief
$3,250.00
1988
with
Bas Relief Book 
Erte At 95 

Book Deluxe Version: 
Special Cover, Special Case 
Hand Signed and Numbered 
116/375
"Erte At 95" LE Deluxe Book
 PAS DE DEUX 
Bas Relief
$3,000.00
1988
with
Bas Relief Book 
Erte At 90 

Book Deluxe Version: 
Special Cover, Special Case 
Hand Signed and Numbered 
151/375 
Pas de Deux Bas Relief
Rigoletto with "Erte At 95" Deluxe Edition Book
Pas de Deux Bas Relief with "Erte at 90" Deluxe Edition Book
Rigoletto & "Erte At 95" LE Deluxe Book
ERTE
"Art to Wear"
Retail: $200
$150
"La Mer" Earrings
 
Retail: $5,700
Price: $3,500
La Mer Ring
Erte: "Aphrodite" Necklace
Erté had a tremendous affinity for the sea, perhaps related to his family's naval tradition. He spent much of his time in Monte Carlo, Majorca, and Barbados and loved to be near the beach. 
Erte_Bamboo_Bronze
Erté — Art to Wear 
The Complete Jewelry 
page 72
Erte:Art to Wear Book
ERTE
"Art to Wear"
APHRODITE
Brooch/Pendant
& Necklace
Signed & Numbered
72/500

Retail: $9,500
$5,500
"La Mer" 
Ring & Earrings Set

14K gold,  diamonds, 
blue topaz & antiquing

Retail: $9,400
Price: $5,000
ERTE: "La Mer" Earrings
La Mer Ring


Interesting Notes About Erte
and his "Bamboo" Sculpture

Erte's sculpture "Bamboo" is based on a costume design for a 1924 George White Scandals production of “Mah Jongg”.  Bamboo was first seen as one of the prints of the Asian Princess Suite. Erte once again shows us how successful prints translate into successful sculptures. His designs perfectly link from one medium to the other. 

Her gown is rendered in gold leaf. The brocaded robe is highly polished bronze with black patina in the incised undercuts and gold leafing on the reliefs to bring out the richness of the design. Her skin is a warm honey brown patina. The details in the drapery suggest a great deal of movement, ass if the bronze is flowing done her body and arms, actually creating her robe. 

Erte's designs are ingenious. Who else would turn braided hair into an elaborate hairpiece, complete with a butterfly captured in the plait?  Her ornamental fan is adorned in oriental detail, and acts as a perfect compliment to the designs of her gown.

The designs created by Erté during his long and illustrious life influenced not only the world of theatre, film and fashion, but an entire art movement as well. The genius of the artist is evidenced by an enormous body of work that is considered among the most influential and unique of the 20th century.

The influence of his work as a result of the high visibility of this periodical influenced an entire art movement that was to become known as “Art Deco”. Throughout this period, the artist also created original costume and fashion designs for many of the era’s most renowned screen actresses, including Joan Crawford, Lillian Gish, Marion Davies, Anna Pavlova, Norma Shearer and others. His creations for the stage included extravagent designs for productions at such venues as New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the Casino de Paris and the Paris Opera, as well as for the Folies-Bergères and George White’s Scandals.

See ArtNet.com for further Biograpical notes.
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ERTE: "La Mer" Earrings