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Empreinte by Line Vautrin – gilded bronze vide-poches – France


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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1950-1959 You should know: Signed “L.V.” by stamping.
Very good condition. 
Height: 0.5 in. (1 cm)| Width: 3.25 in. (8 cm)| Depth: 4 in. (10 cm)
Weight: 121g

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About "Empreinte" by Line Vautrin

Empreinte is a fun vide-poches that features a small "lost" hand in the middle of a finely chiselled thumbprint in bronze. This rectangular trinket bowl rests on 4 small feet directly cast in bronze. The hands, the fingerprints and the reference to the passing of time are features Line Vautrin uses a lot. We also find them on “La main dans les flots”, “La main aux poissons”,... The vide-poches is signed with the initials of Line Vautrin “L.V”. It is a rare model, produced around the 1960s, in very good original condition with a nice use patina. 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.