A beautiful piece of jewelry in the art deco style, by renown artist Erté (Romain de Tirtoff, Russian/French, 1892-1990). The pendant features the silhouette of a woman carved in mother-of-pearl, adorned in a textured yellow gold headdress trimmed with diamond accented sterling silver, on a textured yellow gold background. The pendant hangs from a frosted glass, pearl and 14k yellow gold bead necklace.
This outstanding necklace is from a 1932 Erté painting, titled “Beloved.” It is featured on pages 88 and 89 of "Erté Art to Wear The Complete Jewelry,” edited by Marshall Lee, 1991. This is a very versatile piece. The bale on the pendant can either be retracted or removed so that the pendant can be worn as a brooch. The pendant can also be worn with a different chain, or the necklace can be worn by itself. Three pieces of jewelry in one!
Signed Erté, stamped CFA (Circle Fine Arts) Sterling & 14K, and 92/250 (92 of 250 pieces made). The necklace features a 14 karat yellow gold safety clasp and is stamped 14k.
Dimensions: The pendant measures approximately 1-3/8” by 1-7/8” without the bail. The necklace is approximately 22-5/8” in length.
This necklace and pendant are in excellent vintage condition with some minor scratches to the pendant, consistent with age and use. Please review all of the photos to make your own assessment of condition.
Your purchase will arrive in a beautiful gift box.
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