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Chaque âge a ses plaisirs by Line Vautrin- silvered bronze paperweight – France


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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1950-1959 You should know: It is signed “LINE VAUTRIN” by stamping on the back. Very good condition and has a use patina.
Height: 2/4 in. (1 cm)| Width: 3 1/4 in. (8,2 cm) | Depth: 2 3/4 in. (7,1 cm)
Weight: 475g

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About "Chaque âge a ses plaisirs" silvered bronze paperweight by Line Vautrin

This silvered bronze paperweight presents a rebus:
The first word to decipher is a cat (“chat” in French).
Then, a cage is drawn into the bronze (“cage” in French).
The two letters AC are pronounced “a ses” in French.
Finally, the word “plaisirs”, meaning “pleasures”.
“Chaque âge a ses plaisirs” is a French idiom meaning “each age has its pleasures”.
Manufactured around 1950, this paperweight is in very good condition and has a use patina. It is signed “LINE VAUTRIN” by stamping on the back.
Line Vautrin started working on her first creations, which were bracelets, at the age of 21.
Throughout her career, she mainly created mirrors in Talosel and bronze works.
She rent a stand at the Universal Exhibition of 1937. This event enabled her to gain popularity and so diversify her production: she started creating jewellery, bag clasps, belt buckles,...
Line Vautrin is today admitted a major player in post-war French decorative arts.