$650Erté's "Love Buckle" Art Deco ring, 14k, Yellow Gold With 17 Diamonds. Limited Edition.
Ring Size: 5.5
Condition: Very Good, some light surface scratches. Previously worn as pinky ring. One original owner.
Numbered Edition: 201/1000 Stamped
Foundry Signature Stamp: CFA Stamped 14K (interior band)
Artist Signature: Erté (exterior band)
Acquired from Circle Fine Art Chicago, circa 1980's.
Original velvet box included.
In 1979, Erté began creating jewelry designs from intricate and complex ideas, using only precious materials, for the Art-To-Wear Collection in exclusive collaboration with Circle Fine Art (CFA). The collection was produced through the mid-1990‘s utilizing the artist’s notes and drawings after his death. Erté's inspired instinct proved correct and the collection influenced fashion once again; the jewelry was received enthusiastically and is, to this day, highly collectable. Each individual piece from The Art-to-Wear original limited edition collection bears both the Erté signature and CFA Foundry signature stamp ©CFA.
It is very important to note, that all other jewelry currently marketed and sold as Erté; rings, necklaces, brooches, which are created with base metals, sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, etc. are NOT considered to be from the original Erté Art-to-Wear Collection with the artist’s involvement or direction and do not have the CFA Foundry stamp. Be aware of replicas of inferior quality. Price, markings, and materials are indications of authenticity.
Romain de Tirtoff, the Father of Art Deco (23 November 1892 – 21 April 1990) Erté was a Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym “Erté”, from the French pronunciation of his initials. A diversely talented 20th-century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields, including costume, theatre, opera, and film set design, haute couture fashion, jewelry as art-to-wear, collectible graphic arts and sculpture, and interior decor. The influence of his work, as a result of the high visibility of this period, inspired an entire art movement that was to become known as “Art Deco"
At the age of 75, Erté was encouraged to embark on a new career and began to recreate the remarkable designs of his youth in serigraphy, Art-To-Wear, and bronze. The Art Deco movement was hence reborn. A lifetime of international success has ensured this unique artist’s place in the history of art. The original designs by Erté grace the permanent collections of prestigious museums throughout the world including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
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