Lot 242: 2 Bronzes & Print after Erte
October 22, 2016
Knoxville , TN, USALive Auction
Description: 1st item: Cold-painted bronze, after Erte, sculpture of woman in evening gown and mask walking a panther. Signed at base of gown. Mounted on oval mottled green marble base. 16 1/2" H overall. Base - 1 1/2" H x 13" W x 6" D. 17.9 lbs. Modern. 2nd item: Cold-painted bronze, after Erte, sculpture of male and female in dance pose. Unsigned. Mounted on oval mottled green marble base. 18 7/8" H overall. Base - 1 1/2" H x 13" W x 6" D. 27.8 lbs. Modern. 3rd item: Offset lithograph, after Erte, depicting a woman in a leaf skirt on a round hill, her right arm draped around a stylized tree that extends to the top of the image against a magenta background. Signed in image, lower right. Housed in a gold metal frame. Sight - 9 3/4" H x 6 3/8" W. Framed - 16" H x 12 3/4" W. Modern. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Condition Report: 1st item: Minor white surface paint on chest of panther and back of gown. 2nd item: Small chips to paint on back lower pant leg of male and purple paint splatter on female's gown. 3rd item: Moisture collected inside of frame in front of image. Not examined outside of frame.