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Silvered Bronze Box with Relief Cast Poem by Line Vautrin

$ 12,000
  • Description
    A wonderful jewelry box in silvered cast bronze by Parisian art jeweler Line Vautrin (1913-1997). From a small special series, the designer created circa 1945-55. on which poems were cast in relief on the cover. Most existing examples features poems that are well-known. This poem, however, was not identified by us, and possibly is a creation of the artist herself. It is a very soulful prose (see the full poem in French below). Signed on the base as shown.
    We have a gilt bronze box with the same relief cast poem that comes with a three-page Certification in French by Comite Line Vautrin, shown in some photos as well.
    Reference: For other boxes with poems see "Line Vautrin Sculptor, Jeweller, Magician by Line Vautrin and Patrick Mauries, page 42.
    "Les glaciers vagabonds qui ébranlent les murs
    et les anges frileux qui cherchent un asile quand la nuit de décembre
    anesthésie la ville t’effraient plus que les morts tutélaires et durs
    Ils désertent pour toi leur sépulture hindoue
    Tu sens dans tes cheveux leurs doigts qui se dé ouent leurs doigts qui se dénouent
    Choisis-tu le grésil ou l’infernal azur?
    Je crains de te sentir à tes ombres dociles
    mon émigrante. Viens…
    Choisis-moi pour vigile
    Mes bras mieux que l’aïeul te tiendront en lieu sûr."
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: silvered bronze
    Condition: Good. Fine overall condition with age appropriate surface wear and patina. A couple of scratches on the base. No interior mirror, all as shown.
    Creation Date: 1940s
    Styles / Movements: Arts & Crafts, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Patterns: Abstract, Geometric, Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 511109
  • Dimensions
    W. 2.95 in; H. 0.39 in; D. 2.95 in;
    W. 7.5 cm; H. 1 cm; D. 7.5 cm;
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