Erte (Romain de Tirtoff; 1892-1990, Russian ) “Dream Birds” (1988) Limited Edition Art Deco bronze sculpture of two women standing on a stepped plinth, the figures draped in long gowns, one primarily in black and the other patinated in shades of magenta and gold. Impressed to the base “3/500 C. 1988 Seven Arts, London” and `Erte` to the top of the base. Measures 18 x 8 x 15.5 inches. From the edition of 500 (+ 12 AP and 2 HC). Original polychrome cold-painted hand cast bronze sculpture crafted using the lost wax method, with hand applied patination and embellishments. NOTE: There is some peeling of the gold dress on the side and rear bodice of one figure, otherwise in good condition.