Hi John - Thank you for the many pictures. I know that they take some effort and I appreciate the volume..it helps so much.
Unfortunately, I have to say that this in no way resembles the work of the artist, Romain (Erte) De Tirtoff (1892 - 1990) in any way. The stance, face, handling of the costume etc. are not in keeping with the artist's style. I wish that I could say so but it is just not Erte knowing his work and what he is well known for in figurative sculpture..even the material and the handling of the surface paint is just not of his hand.
The features, gold coloration, shape of the handling of the shapely female figure, handling of the draping, details on the headress too all look to be 1950's..and is certainly not early 1900's..and again it looks too to be quite mass produced rather than custom made, which a lack of a mark tells us as well.
The material is hard to detect in an image (probably not up close) but seems to be a plaster of sorts..tell me if I am wrong..but historically plaster/chalk work was a more mass produced material make as well.
The value of this good size work would be moderate unfortunately without a mark..and looking at the date. A range of 85.00-100.00 (USD) is realistic in today's market depending on the condition (it is hard to see any mars from here).
I hope this helps..I too wish this were a more significant piece but if you want the truth..this is what I see.
Best regards, Dori
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