A pocket emptier "Empreinte"


Line Vautrin


 
 
 
 
reference COD01_31

A Gilded bronze pocket emptier "Empreinte" - "Fingerprint" by Line Vautrin, circa 1950.

unforget says

This empty pocket represents a digital imprint with all the details. Bewitching, intriguing, and so romantic.

technical
Designer : Line Vautrin
Manufacturer : Line Vautrin
Circa 1950
Dimensions:
H 0.39in. x W 3.15in. x D 3.94in.
H 1cm x W 8cm x D 10cm
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Markings : Signed by stamping two lines "L.V."
 
 
 
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Line Vautrin
A pocket emptier "Empreinte"
REF COD01_31
All photos copyright Ludovic Vandenweghe for Unforget.eu


Line Vautrin (1913 – 1997)

Line Vautrin was born on April 28th in Paris. Her family owns a bronze foundry on Faubourg Saint-Antoine.

She started working on her first creations, bracelets, at the age of 21 and opens his first boutique in 1938.

She exhibits at “Salon des Artistes décorateurs” during 1939-1942 and presents her first gilt-bronze boxes.

After a short stay in Casablanca, she’s back in Paris in 1950 and discover a new material, cellulose acetate that she patents and renames “Talosel” and begins to produce her famous convex mirrors.

1958, Line opens a new boutique at Rue de l’Université in Paris. She sells her creations to famous people such as Brigitte Bardot, François Sagan and Ingrid Bergman.

She met David Gill in 1987 who will revive her fame organising exhibitions troughout the world. London, Tokyo, NYC, Barcelona and Brussels.

Line Dies in 1997 two years before the retrospective in Musée des Arts décoratifs.

 

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