Considered the Father of Art Deco, Russian-born artist Romain de Tirtoff was better known by his French moniker, Erté. (The name was chosen using the French pronunciation of his initials: RT.) After moving to France in 1912, Erté quickly rose to fame as a burgeoning fashion designer and artist. His work was published in such works as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, numerous plays and films, including Ben-Hur, and on the bottles of Courvoisier Cognac, a rare collection of beautifully designed bottles.
While these bottles were released in the late 1980s, hardly any of them can be found in the market today–most are sold second hand or empty. In fact, we were surprised to find the bottles ourselves! Stashed in a closet somewhere in the catacombs of ABC’s corporate offices we found several dazzling bottles from this phenomenal French collaboration, including two full original sets, bottles 1-7.
Read more about the design on each bottle and the Cognac inside in our latest issue of Highball.
These bottles are now available for sale, but because of their value they will only be sold by special request only. Click here for pricing and contact information if you are interested in any bottles from this collection.