YOU ARE BIDDING ON A opened Courvoisier Cognac Erte #1 Vigne in the Box.Can't find the tag.....It was t when I took the photos. If/when I find it I will mail to the winner. OK...I had to taste it and see just how good this cognac is. Was it worth it??? At the time I guess so. I will ship it empty....Don't want someone saying I put something in it. It'll be a shame 'cause I'll just have to finish the bottle :o) UNOPENED BOTTLES OF THIS #1 Vigne(vine) have sold for over $2000. OK....Now the info I plagerized from around the web: Edition #1 "Vigne". Designed by Erte, Romain de Tirtoff (ERTÉ) . VIGNE (Vine)
This first edition, number 1 in the original line of seven, is very hard to find, if not impossible. You will see sets of number 2 - 7 because edition #1 was usually consumed by me:o)The bottle, gold leaf and hand painted surface is in excellent condition. What you will receive in this sale: Original bottle (serial #B1499), complete box* with velvet lining, and bottle hang-tag booklet(if I can find it). *Some of the corners of the box are repaired. I would say the box is in "good" condition but not perfect. T are only 12,000 decanters of Vigne existing in the world! The vivid pallet of warm reds reflects the warmth and sensuality of cognac and its vineyards. It was created, quite simply, to reflect the elegance and classical perfection of the outstanding cognac it contains. This bottle was designed by the leading Art Deco artist Erte, who sadly died shortly after the first edition was released. Some of the eaux-de-vie used date back to 1892, the year of the artist's birth. These bottles are highly sought-after by collectors. The Master of Art Deco, Erté, was commissioned by Courvoisier to design the collection more than 20 years ago. The unprecedented collaboration between the Russian-born artist and the House of Cognac makes this one-of-a-kind bottle truly a unique collectible. This beautifully designed decanter houses a special blend of Grande Champagne; the oldest dating back to 1892, which just happens to be the year of Erte’s birth. Romain de Tirtoff (ERTÉ)
On the 21st April 1990, the art world lost one of its most innovative and influential figures when after a short illness, Romain de Tirtoff (ERTÉ) died at the age of 97 in Paris.
Born on 23rd November 1892, and with a career that spanned almost eighty years, ERTÉ continued to enjoy working to the very end. One of his last commissions was to work with COURVOISIER to create a unique series specially designed decanters containing a superior blend of cognacs, some of which date back to the year of his birth.
COURVOISIER COLLECTION ERTÉ was born in October 1988 and COURVOISIER are honoured that, in his own words, this collaboration should represent "the climax of my career, and achievement of my last great ambition."
Internationally acknowledged as the undisputed Master of Art Deco, the world's press gatd to pay homage to M. Romain de Tirtoff on the event of his death.
In 1995, Courvoisier launched a special ERTÉ decanter, called Inédit, whose edition was limited to 4,000 decanters throughout the whole world. Inédit does not form part of the original collection of 7 decanters.
Combining ERTÉ's artistic genius with his intimate knowledge and love of cognac, the designs are unique interpretations of the time-honoured processes which are necessary to make the finest cognac. Courvoisier Cognac Erte # 1 "Vigne"
The value of the item is in the collectible container.*Go ahead and bid, you are covered by This is an "as is" NO RESERVE sale.QUESTIONS?? Please ask.