From our prized ERTE collection comes "LaBelle", "lanquidly reclining on the limbs of a tree" in the heat of a summer's day. In fact, when Erte originally did a cover for Harpers Bazaar in 1920 of this lovely woman, he titled the illustration "Heat". But now, as a pendant of gold and onyx, she is known as "LaBelle" and beautiful she certainly is.
This information comes from Page 117 of the distinctive book titled "Erte: ART TO WEAR", and what a marvellous piece ours will be to add to your collection. In excellent condition, if is #75 of only 100 LaBelle necklaces produced for Erte by CFA. Weighing 48.4 grams, the necklace with pendant is 11 inches long. The 80 onyx beads comprising the necklace are 3mm in diameter; there's a further 5 onyx beads where the "swing" is suspended from necklace and the pendant itself measures 2 inches by 1.5 inches.
As photos show, all identifying hallmarks, ie. 14k, ©CFA and 75/100 are clearly stamped on the back of the pendant. Erte's scripted signature appears at the bottom of LaBelle's flowing robes. The necklace closes securely with safety latch at the neck. We've taken super close-up photos to show you all details of this absolutely gorgeous Erte "LaBelle" necklace.
And now, what beautiful woman will next get to wear this collectible piece of Erte's Art to Wear jewelry? Will it be you?
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