Erte (1892 – 1990, Russian/French) “Sophisticated Lady” (1980) - Limited Edition polychrome and gilt, silvered and black bronze sculpture, cast from a model using the lost wax process, set upon a stepped marble base incised with the engraved signature of the artist “Erte” and stamped with edition number ‘104/250 [symbol] RKP INT. CORP. © 1980’. Measures 16 x 10.25 x 5.75 inches and weighs 17.1 lbs. An Art Deco-style figure of a young woman with arm extended, wearing an off-the shoulder gown with train draped down to her feet. Erte began in the Art Deco movement in his younger years, and after revisiting the concept as an elderly man, it was reborn.