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$ 8,500

Silvered bronze box "De la poudre et des bals !"

Documentation Signed
Documentation Notes The back of the case bears the signature "LINE VAUTRIN" by stamping.
Origin France
Period 1950-1979
Materials Silvered Bronze
W. 6.97 in; H. 1.18 in; D. 1.97 in;
W. 17.7 cm; H. 3 cm; D. 5 cm;
Condition Good. Good unrestored condition
Creation Date circa 1945-1950
Description "Powder and balls" is a two-way message, imagined by Line Vautrin on the eve of the Second World War, the first message was powder from a compact to go out at the ball at night, the second is the gunpowder and bullets from the same weapon.
"Powder and balls" therefore means the party and the ball which women could (finally) attend after the Second World War.
The small opening handle represents a mask.

Manufactured around 1950, in very good condition with its vintage patina.

The back of the case bears the signature "LINE VAUTRIN" by stamping.

Line Vautrin is a major player in post-war French decorative arts.
Throughout her career, Line Vautrin imagined sumptuous witch mirrors in Talosel encrusted with colored mirrors, but also a work in bronze which is immense, daughter of a bronzier, she created her first objects around the age of 21.

She will rent a stand at the Universal Exhibition of 1937, this exhibition will allow Line Vautrin to make herself known and to diversify its production, it offers jewelry, lady's bag clasps, belt buckles ...

The creation of objects for the home such as cigarette boxes, cocktail table boxes, pill boxes, ashtrays began in the 1940s.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Mid Century, Modern
Patterns Modern
Dealer Reference Number ZD61
Incollect Reference Number 416062
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