Lot 219: Erte (Romaine de Tirtoff) (1892-1990), Angel
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
bronze cast in the lost wax method, with patination, gold leaf accents and polished embellishments; issued by Fine Arts Acquisitions in 1984, numbered 27/350; inscribed signature on the integral plinth.
Bronze - 13.75 x 21.5 x 6.25 in.; Pedestal - 42.5 x 21.25 x 7.75 in.
The bronze sculpture is presented atop a gold tone custom built pedestal with rotating platform.
Estate of the late Mary Ellen Kay, Raleigh, NC and the Hamptons , who spent her career as a Wall Street Broker, was a classically trained Opera singer, and performed at the Copacabana.
Condition Report: Minor nicks to pedestal edges; very minor rubbing to bronze.