Collection of 11 Bronze Sculptures
Erte - Collection of 11 Bronze Sculptures
The Russian-born painter Romain de Tirtoff, who called himself Erte after the French pronunciation of his initials, was one of the foremost fashion and stage designers of the early twentieth century. From the sensational silver lamé costume, complete with pearl wings and ebony-plumed cap, that he wore to a ball in 1914, to his magical and elegant designs for the Broadway musical Stardust in 1988, Erte pursued his career with originality and creativity for over 75 years. Upon his death in 1990, he was widely considered to be the father of art deco. Most of his sculptures show a female wearing one of his fashion designs.
This is a spectacular collection of 11 limited edition bronze sculptures officially commissioned by Erte, many of which are nearly impossible to find. There are two different Radiance bronzes included (numbers 90 & 95). Also included in this collection are certificates of authenticity for each bronze. Some of these Erte Bronzes came directly from the Foundry. Although Erte bronzes occasionally are offered for sale, this represents the largest collection available for sale at this time.
Femme De Luxe
Golden Fleece 330/375
The Slave 357/375
Her Secret Admirers 27/375
Liberty, Fearless and Free 74/500
Some of these Erte Bronzes came directly from the Foundry. Here is one
of the packages including the original COA, white gloves and other info.
Below are some of the Erte Bronzes displayed on a coffee table.