FrontRunners: Deco Delight

  • Urso Monsieur Deco
  • Urso Monsieur Deco
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Often referred to as the father of art deco, the artist Romain de Tirtoff  (known by his pseudonym Erté) is the subject of the Urso Monsieur Deco (www.ursoluxury.com), a new release from the Italian pen maker. The pen’s resin barrel, which is available in five different colors, features a sterling-silver or vermeil overlay of Erté’s Beauty and the Beast. On the cap, letters rendered in silver or vermeil spell out the artist’s name. Prices range from $1,820 (for a rollerball) to $2,600 (for a fountain pen). A version of the pen featuring solid-gold overlays accented with diamonds is priced from $14,800.

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