Description

    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 27/250. Gross weight 82.90 grams.
    Brooch Dimensions: 4-3/16 inches x 1-7/8 inches
    Chain Length: 16-1/2 inches


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Erté
    Diamond Average Color: J-K-L
    Diamond Average Clarity: SI
    Diamond Shapes: Single-cut
    Diamond Count: 1 - 25
    Gem Type: Mother-of-pearl, Topaz, Glass
    Gem Average Clarity: Fine
    Gem Shape: Carved, Marquise-cut
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Total diamond weight is approximately 0.05 carat. Brooch-necklace is marked "ERTE'", "CFA", "14K STERLING" and "27/250" 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.


    Erté: Know by the pseudonym Erté, Romain de Tirtoff (Nov. 23 1892 – Apr. 21 1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer. With an amazing creative output, Erté used an array of mediums including fashion, jewelry, graphic arts, costume, set design and interior décor. Today, the Erté name lives on through the jewelry line, with the motto “Art to Wear.”

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    4th Monday
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