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Large French Silvered Bronze Box Line Vautrin

Documentation Signed
Origin France
Period 1920-1949
Materials silvered bronze
W. 2.75 in; H. 3.75 in; Diam. 0.45 in;
W. 6.99 cm; H. 9.53 cm; Diam. 1.14 cm;
Condition Good. Fine with patina, nor mirror, wear and round mark from an old sticker on the base as shown.
Creation Date 1940s
Description A silvered bronze poudrier box "Ammonite" by French Parisian art jeweler Line Vautrin (1913-1997).
In the 1940s, Line Vautrin designed a series that was inspired by the shape of nautilus and ammonites. Finished in both gilt and silvered surface, they include poudrier box and ashtrays. They remain as one of the most minimalistic series in her repertoire. This box features a textured silvered surface with radiating lines that closely resembles the appearance of ammonite fossil. Relatively large in scale, it is visually striking for its simplicity and beauty. No mirror inside, just the raw surface remain. Signed on the base.
Patrick Mauries, Line Vautrin Bijoux et Objects (Thames and Hudson, 1992) p100.
Patrick Mauries, Line Vautrin Miroirs p29.
Line Vautrin" by Anne Bokelberg, p73.
For a gilt bronze version of this box see Christie's Sale 5626 Arts Décoratifs du 20ème Siècle et Design - Collection d'un Amateur Britannique, Les Années 40 en France. Lot 142 (see last photo)
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Mid Century, Modern
Patterns Abstract, Animal/Insects, Geometric, Handmade, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 475334
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