Le Mystere Des Pierreries (1926)




This wonderful suite of illustrations was prepared by Erté to accompany "Le Mystere Des Pierreries" - translated literally

as "The Mystery of Precious Stones" - by Albert Flament. The illustrations and Flament's text were first published in the

December Edition of L'Illustration in 1926.



Our Greeting Cards



For connoisseurs of Erté's work, we have prepared sets of 12 Greeting Cards displaying each of Erté's designs from Le Mystere Des Pierreries and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.




Code: E MP CS(12)
Price: US$60.00


When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates - in hommage to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is

hand-finished, with the image presented on White card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each card

we also present some information about Erté and the profiled illustration. We have left the interior of the cards blank so

that you may write your own personal message.


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In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Erté.



The designs for Le Mystere Des Pierreries


Le Mystere Des Pierreries

(The Mystery of Precious Stones)



La grappe d'or

(The Golden Bunch)

Les enlacements de la fl'amme

(The Entanglement of Hearts)




(The Ocean)

L'oiseau enchanté

(The Enchanting Bird)



La première parure de Vénus

(Venus' Chosen Ornamentation)

Le bracelet

(The Bracelet)



Le premier ebeveu blanc

(The First White Hair)

La rose au pollen de diamants

(The Rose with Diamond Pollen)



Le choix d'un cœur

(Chosing a Heart)