From our collection of ERTE's "Art to Wear" Alphabet series, we offer you the lovely "L" letter...one of my favorites and one I simply wanted for myself, even though my name doesn't start with "L".
But perhaps your name, or someone you love who collects Erte's "Art to Wear" jewelry does. The "L" shape of this magnificent pin, is formed by the body of a beautiful woman, leading a tiger on a leash. You will find the original illustration (art) for this design on page 141 of the "Erte Art to Wear" book which I reference for all my Erte pieces. The drawing is exquisite.
This "L" pin which measures 4cms high and 3cms wide along the body of the tiger, can also be worn as a pendant. It's fashioned from 14k yellow gold and houses 24 round brilliant diamonds and 2 round cut rubies. The diamonds are located down the front of the lady's inner leg, along the body of the tiger at her feet, and emanating from the lead dangling from her hand. The 2 rubies rest in the tiger's collar. Completed with touches of black enameling and superb detailing, this is a highly collectible and prized Erte pin.
As the photos show, the distinctive, scripted Erte signature appears on the underside of this pin/pendant, along with the symbols denoting the pin's authenticity: ©CFA and 14k.
I adore this "lady and tiger" pin as I have fondly referred to it. For me it's a symbol of empowerment and freedom for women. The piece is photographed with a chain, but only for the purpose of showing how it looks as a necklace ie.. the chain is not included. But if you need a chain, please enquire. Thank you for looking at this fabulous ERTE "L" Pin/Pendant.
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