Erté Leopard Cuff

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Description

Erté Leopard Cuff

Finished in a rich patina of 22kK gold leaf, this ultra-chic, 2-inch wide cuff with a 2 ½” diameter features a striking Erté print of a regal leopard against a black background.

Handcrafted by skilled artisans, it is an exquisite one-of-a-kind piece, embellished with sparkling Swarovski crystals.

Touted as a mirror of fashion for 75 years, Erté was one of the foremost costume and stage designers of the early twentieth century. This stylish cuff inspired by Erté’s genius artistry, is reminiscent of the many enchanting costume and set designs seen at the Metropolitan Opera.

  • 22K gold leaf
  • Swarovski crystals
  • 2" width
  • 2 ½”diameter
  • Handcrafted
  • Made in USA

History

Animals in the Opera

From Aida to Carmen, from Die Zauberflöte to the Ring cycle—animals both real and mythological have been seen on the operatic stage for centuries.

Horses, donkeys, bears, elephants, birds, dragons, and many others are featured as minor, and sometimes major, characters in operas performed all over the world. In the Met’s first season at Lincoln Center in 1966–67, goats and a camel were seen in the world premiere of Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra.

More recently, horses have graced the stage in La Fanciulla del West, among others, a mule appeared in Pagliacci, and a pair of Irish Wolfhounds starred in Lucia di Lammermoor. Audience favorite Sir Gabriel the Donkey has had recurring roles in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La Bohème.

 

 

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