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Couronne by Line Vautrin – Talosel mirror with a bronze mirrors-embedded frame – France

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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1950-1959 You should know:
Signed by scarification “LINE VAUTRIN” and bears the stamp “ROI”.
Very good condition.
Height: 1.50 in. (4 cm)| Diameter: 22.5 in. (57 cm)
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About "Couronne by Line Vautrin"

This "Couronne By Line Vautrin" mirror made of Talosel has a frame inlaid with bronze-coloured mirrors arranged to give relief to the crown, hence the name "Couronne", which means “crown” in French.  The outside diameter of the crown is larger than the diameter of the mirror’s base. It gives the illusion that the mirror is "floating" once it is hanging on a wall. This mirror is outstanding by its total dimension and the dimension of the witch mirror (convex mirror), giving it a spectacular presence. It is in very good condition and the protective fabric at the back is original. Manufactured around the 60s, this mirror is signed by scarification "LINE VAUTRIN" and bears the stamp "ROI". Line Vautrin loved puns. This is why she sometimes used two different types of stamps: "ROI" for mirrors (miROIrs in French) and "JOUX" for jewellery (biJOUX in French).

Talosel is a material invented by Line Vautrin in the mid-1950s. The material is made up of superimposed layers of resin which are shaped by fire, scarified and encrusted with different pieces or shards of coloured mirrors. It exists in many colours: gold, bronze, silver, red, blue, green, pink, purple, bronze, amber,... The name comes from the technical term "elaborated cellulose acetate".

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.