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Offered now, for the first time by Divine Finds Jewelry, is this wonderful patinated and gilt Bronze vase by ERTE, titled "Flora 1".
As you may know, if you've followed our shop, we adore Erte's jewelry, but after collecting quite a lot of his "Art to Wear" jewels, we became curious about Erte's other works of art i.e. his illustrations, paintings, metal works and his bronze sculptures. "Flora ", manufactured by Con Ker for Erte in 1984 (see photos for stampings) was our first acquisition from his bronze sculptures, and of course, just as we did when we first held a piece of Erte's jewelry, we flipped over the simple but glorious bud vase, "Flora 1". Needless to say, we have since added several other bronze beauties to our collection that graces our living and dining rooms.
"Flora 1" is just shy of 35 cms high; she measures 7 cms wide across the front, shoulder to shoulder, and tapers to 3 cms toward the base. The base has a diameter of 6.5 cms. You'll want to use both hands to pick up "Flora 1": she's heavy, weighing 2.5 kilos or 7lbs. As you can see from the photos, the faces, body and arms of the lovers have been left in their natural beautiful finish. The long gowns flowing down to blend their bodies into one are a pale, earthy green lightly streaked with gold. The lines of this bud vase capture the elegance and beauty of love. If you wanted, Flora 1 would also work well as slim candle holder to grace your dining table.
There is some wear to the paint on the sculpture as one can expect to see on a piece nearing the 3rd decade of being in circulation. This was #70 of only 250 made of Flora 1 on its first issue. A later issue, Flora 11, was finished in silver. It's flashier, but I definitely prefer to have one of first editions of Erte's beautiful bronze sculptures. What about you?
Please note: because of the weight and value of Flora 1, we will ship only in Canada or to the US. Sorry. We are not sure of shipping cost at this time, but if you are interested, we will give you a shipping cost once we know where it will be going. Please understand that shipping won't be cheap: we will have it professionally packaged and and insured for you. Thanks.
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ERTE "FLORA 1" Bronze Bud Vase - ConKer 1984: #70 of 250
$1,450 USD SOLD
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