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Erté "Apollo" Limited Edition Patinated Bronze Bowl, 1989

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Roman De Tirtoff, known by the pseudonym Erté, is a Russian-born French designer who flourished in many fields including set design, fashion, and the graphic arts, spanning most of the 20th century. He began working for Harper’s Bazaar in 1915 creating over 240 covers for the magazine for over 22 years. His fashion illustrations appeared in numerous other publications. During 1976 Erté was awarded the title of Officer of Arts and Letters, and in 1982 the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris by the French government. His work is housed in private and permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

Item Type: Centerpiece Bowl
Brand: Erté
Materials: Bronze
Marks: Maker’s Mark, Edition Number
Period: 1980s, Vintage
Date: 1989
Origin: United States
Style: Art Deco
Pattern: Apollo
Additional Information: Numbered 99 of an edition of 395; certificate of authenticity included.


- tonal variations throughout; finish loss most notably to the interior figure; scratch to interior of bowl; tape residue to the underside.


13.0" W x 7.0" H x 9.5" D

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