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Unusual French Gilt Bronze Box Line Vautrin

US$5,800

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A cast bronze box used as a poudrier (powder box) by French Parisian Art Jeweler Line Vautrin (1913-1997) circa 1950s. The lidded box is in a form a tear drop and features a relief band of motif including two kissing pigeons, arrows tails and heads and two locking hearts, set on a subtle green enameled background. A design that indicates a clear theme of love and romance. In the center, a large roundel of lustrous mother of pearl was set to render this piece a more antique appearance. Inside of the box, the mirror remains and appear original as well as the pad. Signed "Line Vautrin" on the base. Mother of Pearl was not a common material used by Line Vautrin, making this box a relatively rare model. For a small paperweight of a similar design using mother of pearl. see lot 136 in Sotheby's Paris sale PF4023 Line Vautrin Collection D'un Amateur, December 14th, 2004. Also see "Line Vautrin" by Anne Bokelberg, figure 33, page 95.

Details

  • Creator
    Line Vautrin (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.5 in. (6.35 cm)Width: 2.2 in. (5.59 cm)Depth: 0.4 in. (1.02 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1940s-1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Fine with age appropriate patina.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU945024551382

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    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
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