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Neptune by Line Vautrin – gilded bronze box – France

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Artist: Line Vautrin Manufacturer: Line Vautrin
Period: 1950-1959 You should know: Signed by stamping two line “LINE VAUTRIN”
Very good condition.
Height: 1.25 in. (3 cm)| Width: 7.5 in. (16,5 cm)| Depth: 2 in. (5 cm)|
Weight: 468g
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About "Neptune By Line Vautrin"

The lid of this "Neptune" by Line Vautrin gilded bronze box represents Neptune (Poseidon) brother of Zeus (Jupiter).
It depicts his symbols: the seahorse, the dolphin, the fish and the trident.
Neptune was the protector of fishermen, boatmen, islands and shores.
This theme is quite common in Line Vautrin's work, "La main aux poissons" (“Hand with fish”) we are lucky to possess, but also "La sirène au bateau” (“Mermaid with the boat”), “La Mer” (“The Sea”),...
Neptune comes in different versions. This is a large box, the lid opening itself from the front.
The object was probably manufactured in the course of the 1960s, is in very good condition and signed with a "LINE VAUTRIN" stamping.
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.