Erte' "A" from the Alphabet Collection Black Onyx & Diamond 14K Gold Pin
Amazing Erte' black onyx and diamond brooch, featuring the letter "A" composed of two ballet dancers in 14 karat gold and studded with pave set diamonds, framed by black onyx and 14 karat yellow gold rounded diamond set corners. There are five graduating gold bars on top giving the piece the classic Art Deco look. The pin runs from top to bottom in center of the back of the brooch which makes it the perfect bail to hang the piece from a chain. 38 diamonds: approximate total weight: 0.30ct. Measurements: Height: 61.6 mm Width: 36 mm Weight: 21.9 grams
Hallmarked with Erte's signature, "CFA 14K 23".
In 1929-67, Erte' developed the "Alphabet" theme as a series of paintings, interpreting the 26 letters of the alphabet with stylized, human forms. In 1976-77, he utilized this theme to create a series of mixed media lithographs with serigraphy. He transformed each letter of his "Alphabet" into a "Work of Art to Wear" jewelry in 1987.