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$ 16,000

Large and Rare Gilt Bronze Box Line Vautrin

Documentation Signed
Origin France
Period 1920-1949
Materials bronze
W. 2.5 in; H. 4.5 in; D. 0.4 in;
W. 6.35 cm; H. 11.43 cm; D. 1.02 cm;
Condition Good. Fine condition with little wear and patina.
Creation Date 1940s
Description A large gilt bronze poudrier box (power compact) called "Versailles or Les Paves du Roy" (The King's Paving Stone) by French Parisian art jeweler Line Vautrin (1913-1997) circa 1940s. This impressive work of art features a larger box with the surface of paving stone design that is to contain the powder and small hinged Trianon that is to contain the eye shadow. The interior retain a mirror panel and a powder pad, both appear original. It contains an original pouch "David Gill London" where it was likely purchased. David Gill is an London dealer who worked with Line Vautrin and held her exhibition in his gallery in 1995. Their collaboration brought her international acclaim and culminated in the 1999 ground-breaking exhibition at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.
Reference: Reference: Patrick Mauries, Line Vautrin Bijoux et Objects (Thames and Hudson, 1992) p98;
"Line Vautrin" by Anne Bokelberg, p67.
An example of this design was sold in Christies's Paris sale 4030 (may 20th, 2015) Un souhait a traverse Paris-Collection Marie-Laure Bonnaud-Vautrin, oeuvres choisies de Line Vautrin lot 374.
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Mid Century, Modern
Patterns Abstract, Geometric, Handmade, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 475335
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