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    Mother-of-Pearl, Diamond, Topaz, Glass, Gold, Sterling Silver Brooch-Necklace, Erté
    The Venus L' Amour brooch-necklace features a carved mother-of-pearl cameo measuring 33.00 x 10.50 mm, surmounted by a marquise-cut topaz, enhanced by single-cut diamonds, set in 14k gold, accented by a frosted glass panel and drops, set in sterling silver, marked "Erte'", number 34/250. Gross weight 82.90 grams.
    Brooch Dimensions: 4-3/16 inches x 1-7/8 inches
    Chain Length: 18 inches


    Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: J-K-L
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): single-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Mother-of-pearl, Topaz, Glass
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold
    Silver

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Total diamond weight is approximately 0.05 carat. Brooch-necklace is marked "ERTE'", "CFA", "14K STERLING" and "34/250" on back. Accompanied by a sterling silver armature and chain to convert to a necklace. A triple drop pendant can be added or removed from the bottom of the brooch. The female figure wears an articulated chain necklace. Accompanied by Circle Gallery inner and outer box.
    Erté: Known by the pseudonym Erté, Romain de Tirtoff (Nov. 23 1892 – Apr. 21 1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer. He broke his family’s tradition of pursuing a career in the Russian Navy and moved to Paris as a young adult. His career in design promptly took off when he began working for Harper’s Bazaar. After decades of focusing on apparel, interior design, and posters for theatre, he expanded his work into the field of wearable art. The renewed interest in Art Deco in the sixties led to a career revival for Erte. Since his death in 1990, several well-known museums have continued to showcase his work. Today, the Erté name lives on through the jewelry line, with the motto “Art to Wear.”

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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    April
    29th Monday 2:50 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    April
    29th Monday
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    This lot is in: 2 - Signature® Internet Session - No Floor or Phone Bidding (Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55318-55765) - 3:00 PM Central Time, Monday, April 29, 2019.
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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Current Bid:
    $1,700
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