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A Bronze Compact Box by French Art Jeweler Line Vautrin

$ 6,750
  • Description
    A poudrier in bronze by Parisian art jeweler Line Vautrin (1913-1997) circa 1945, the name of this lovely compact box is called "Entrelacs et Noeuds" (interlaces and knots), which reflects the design on the cover. Ten twisted bronze laces overflows on the subtly hammered bronze surface and they interlock five inset moonstones in an petal-like pattern that converts in the center. Mirror and fabric insulator are both intact inside. The box is stamped "Line Vautrin" and "Made in France" on the back.
    Semi-precious or precious stones were not commonly used in Line Vautrin's work. The moonstones make this piece rather special, suggesting perhaps a custom order.
    For a similar box with the silver inlay instead of the moonstones, see Christie's Paris auction: Un Souhait a traverse Paris - Collection Marie-Laure Bonnaud-Vatrin, oeuvres choisies de Line Vautrin. May 20th, 2015 lot 365.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: signed and documented
    Origin: France
    Period: 1900-1949
    Materials: Bronze and moonstones
    Condition: Good. Fine vintage original and used condition with light surface wear, some rubbing loss of gilt mostly on the base and around the hinge on the back, as shown.
    Creation Date: 1945
    Styles / Movements: Signed Pieces, Other
    Incollect Reference #: 296502
  • Dimensions
    H. 0.25 in; Diam. 3.25 in;
    H. 0.64 cm; Diam. 8.26 cm;
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